Tag: Okefenokee Swamp

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 […]