Tag: Okefenokee Swamp

Good for tortoises at Okefenokee, good for development

By David Pendered Jan. 25 – The end of potential federal protection for the gopher tortoise did not escape the attention of the company that wants to extract valuable minerals from land near the Okefenokee Swamp. Until Oct, 11, 2022 the gopher tortoise had been a candidate for listing as a federally protected endangered species. […]

A 1791 account: Muscogee in Okefenokee Swamp

By David Pendered July 24 – In a 1791 account of Muscogee (Creek) mythology, the Okefenokee Swamp is described as a sort of Shangra-La, an inaccessible place of rich resources, beautiful women and fierce warriors. This story concludes with the entire written description of the Muscogee Nation’s relation with the swamp, as recounted by William […]

Okefenokee lawsuit disputes rulings on Muscogee tribe

By David Pendered Coming soon: A 1791 travelogue of Muscogees in the Okefenokee Swamp. July 4 — Two main points in the federal lawsuit that seeks to jump start an application to dig a strip mine near the Okefenokee Swamp contend the Muscogee Creek Nation has no business in an issue that should be resolved […]