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By Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
AMWS May 23, 2021, Black Wall Street, Sovereign Muscogee Nation -- This week grievers seeking economic repair for the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot are awakened to opportunities for “carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society.”
Celebrants at Historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church are among some 2.4 billion kinfolk anticipating “Holy Ghost Power” on the 50th day from Easter Sunday. Believers are marking 100 years of expectation that “trouble don’t last always.”
Historically, on Pentecost Sunday, “Many godly Jews were in Jerusalem that day for the religious celebrations, having arrived from many nations. And when they heard the roaring in the sky above the house, crowds came running to see what it was all about and were stunned to hear their own languages being spoken by the disciples.”
In 2021, 100 years after domestic terrorists killed some 300 descendants of Free Africa, destroyed The J.B. Stradford Hotel and firebombed Tulsa’s Greenwood community, new settlers are celebrating a new vision for the future.
In his first trip as the nation's top law enforcement official, Attorney General Merrick Garland visited the sites of two of the worst domestic terrorist attacks in U.S. history -- an effort he said was intended to highlight what happens when racial hatred drives individuals to carry out unspeakable acts of violence against their fellow Americans.
A Department of Justice investigation might pave the way for a virtual whistle stop by the President of the United States. The Biden Administration’s vision of America’s future starts with HEALING THE SOUL OF AMERICA. But before taking a victory lap, a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure assessment is likely to reveal cracks in the nation’s spiritual foundation.
Este Mvskokvlke (Muscogee people) is perhaps one of the oldest cracks in the foundation of a place Europeans called America. As far back as George Washington’s presidency, treaties misidentified the inhabitants. The Muscogee people are descendants of a remarkable culture that, before 1500 AD, spanned the entire region known today as the Southeastern United States.
Early ancestors of the Muscogee constructed magnificent earthen pyramids along the rivers of this region as part of their elaborate ceremonial complexes. The historic Muscogee, known as Mound builders, later built expansive towns within these same broad river valleys in the present states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
Advanced infrastructure investment is evident throughout the “Indian Territory” addressed in McGirt v Oklahoma, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision admitting to failure by the U.S. Government in keeping its promises. The Muscogee Nation, now acknowledged by the U.S. Supreme Court, expands from Tulsa, Oklahoma all the way to the Okmulgee Burial Grounds near Macon, GA.
Most of Tulsa is still part of the territory of the Muscogee Nation. The Lochapoka Band settled the city between 1828 and 1836. This month, the Muscogee Nation celebrated its historic roots by dropping the “(Creek)” from its official name.
So how does this historic Muscogee reality relate to Historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church on Black Wall Street?
Muscogee Nation is a sovereign government. Historic Vernon AME is a station of a multi-national Episcopal government. The federal government of the United States unlawfully denied Este Mvskokvlke (Muscogee people) full protection of law in its execution of Public law 21–148. Este Mvskokvlke is neither “Creek” nor “American Indian.” The English called the Muscogee peoples occupying the towns on the Coosa and the Tallapoosa rivers, Upper Creeks, and those to the southeast, on the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, the Lower Creeks.
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages a REGIONALLY IMPORTANT RESOURCE of the Este Mvskokvlke. The George Washington administration executed a treaty pattern with the geography (Creek) and not the actual people
The city of Tulsa is in the Sovereign Muscogee Nation and not the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
The perceived debt for “reparations” predates the first of two millennial generations. The Este Mvskokvlke existence dates back to 1015. The generation of Free Africans seeking repair for a terrorist attack on two sovereign governments are likewise known as “millennials.” Legal claims should seek a double portion, not in reparations, but in pass due rent.