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Creek Capitol
Okmulgee County
Location: on city square in Okmulgee
This former capitol of the Creek Nation was constructed in 1878. Indian Territory tribal delegates met on this site in 1870 to draft the Okmulgee Constitution. Though never adopted or approved, the document called for the organization of Indian Territory under one government.

Creek Capitol
Okmulgee County
Location: inside north door of Creek Capitol (DAR)
Material: Aluminum
The Creek Council House, now a museum, occupies an entire city block in downtown Okmulgee. An original building was erected in 1868 but was razed for construction of the present structure in 1878. See Creek Capitol.

Okmulgee County
Location: in community of Grayson
Grayson is one of thirteen All-Black towns, out of more than fifty that once existed, remaining in Oklahoma. While Tullahassee is reportedly the oldest, most were established between 1889 and 1907 as African Americans sought security and control of their own destiny in a segregated world. Most of the towns began to decline in the 1920s and 1930s as rural African Americans faced economic hardships and began to move to urban areas.

Nuyaka Mission
Okmulgee County
Location: on OK-56, nine miles west of Okmulgee
Material: Aluminum
Through the efforts of educator Alice Robertson, who also served as Oklahoma's only female member of Congress, the mission was established by the Presbyterian Board and the Creek Nation in 1882. Robertson also founded Henry Kendall College which became the University of Tulsa.

Samuel Checote
Okmulgee County
Location: on OK-56 on grounds of Creek Council House Square in Okmulgee
Material: Aluminum
Samuel Checote was the first elected Creek chief after the Civil War and spent much of his life serving as a Methodist minister. Checote was a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army.

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