“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Creek Indian Removal

Creek Indian Removal Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 11, 2015
1. Creek Indian Removal Marker
Inscription. At the dawn of the recorded history of this land, the Creek Indians owned it. Before the men who built the great houses and the men who made the laws settled this area, the United States of America ceded this land to the Creek Indians for “As long as the grass grows or water runs.” Within four years the Creek were driven from this land by men who would profit by their expulsion. Before the Creeks were removed from this area, Chief Eufaula addressed the Alabama Legislature. These are some of the words that he spoke:

“I come here, brothers, to see the great House of Alabama, and the men who make the law, and to say farewell in brotherly kindness before I go to the far West, where my people are now going.

“In these lands of Alabama, which have belonged to my forefathers and where their bones lie buried, I see that the Indian fires are going out. Soon they will be cold.

“New fires are lighting in the West for us, they say, and we will go there. I do not believe our great father means to harm his red children, but that he wishes us well.

“We leave behind our good will to the people of Alabama who will build the great houses and to the men who make the laws. This is all I have to say.”

May all who read this have within them, the charity that was
Creek Indian Removal Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 11, 2015
2. Creek Indian Removal Marker
within the heart of Chief Eufaula.
Erected 1979 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Eufaula Heritage Association.
Location. 31° 54.982′ N, 85° 7.437′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on Lake Drive 0.4 miles east of Lakeside Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in the Old Creek Town Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Eufaula (approx. 1.7 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 1.8 miles away); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hart House (approx. 2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Eufaula (approx. 2.1 miles away); Eufaula First United Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eufaula.
Categories. Native Americans
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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