A Creek warrior for the Confederacy : the autobiography of Chief G.W. Grayson /
edited with an introduction by W. David Baird.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1988.
xvii, 181 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. --
0806121033 (alk. paper)
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Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1988.
0806121033 (alk. paper)
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Includes index.
Series numbering from jacket.
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Bibliography: p. 165-171.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-12:
Grayson's autobiography is an important document of 19th and 20th century Creek history. It encompasses the story of the Creek Nation from Removal to the dissolution of tribal government in this century. Grayson (1843-1920), a mixed blood or metis, was educated at mission schools and later attended Arkansas College in Fayetteville. He campaigned with Creek soldiers attached to the army of the Confederacy during the Civil War in Indian territory. After the war, like other educated, acculturated Creeks, he supported Constitutional tribal government, serving as treasurer of the tribe and as a member of the House of Warriors, the lower house in the Creek National Council. In 1917, upon the death of Moty Tiger, the last elected principal chief of the tribe, President Woodrow Wilson appointed the aged Grayson as chief. During his two-year term, he authorized the sale of the Creek Council House in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, to the county government, which represented the last symbolic act in the cessation of tribal government. Baird (Oklahoma State) has given this unique memoir a careful editing and provided a detailed introduction and extensive notes. College and university libraries. -L. G. Moses, Northern Arizona University
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