Creek chief questions city's ethics in land deal

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief A.D. Ellis accused the city of Tulsa of hypocrisy Thursday for its efforts to stop the tribe from putting land in trust while the city owns land in Delaware County tax-free. Land designated as a tribal trust is exempt from sales and property taxes. At a press conference, Ellis also said he believes that the city wants to stop land on both sides of the Arkansas River from being put into trust because of the tribe's plans to build a bridge across the river between Tulsa and Jenks.