A delegation from Muscogee (Creek) nation was on hand in Washington, D.C. on March 16 to witness the arrival of the 1790 Treaty of New York. The treaty is part of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian “Nation to Nation Treaties Between the U.S. and American Indian Nations” exhibit.
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Pictured, from left, are Phillip Deere, Mekko Nuyaka Ceremonial Ground; Lesah Deere-Yargee, Nuyaka Ceremonial Ground; Buster Bear Jr., Hickory Ground; Joyce Hale, Nuyaka Ceremonial Ground; David Nichols, Muscogee Creek National Council Representative and Amanda Rutland of Mvskoke Media as they examine the 1790 Treaty.
The 1790 Treaty was the first treaty between the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the newly formed U.S. government. The treaty was delivered from the National Archives and Records Administration, and this exhibit at the Smithsonian is the first time is has been displayed to the public.
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Phillip Deere, Mekko Nuyaka Ceremonial Ground, examines the 1790 Treaty of the Muscogee Creek) Nations and the United States on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. The treaty, which is on loan from the National Archives, will be displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations” exhibition until August 2015.