About Poarch Creek Indians

The Poarch Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation, which once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. Unlike many eastern Indian tribes, the Poarch Creeks were not removed from their tribal lands and have lived together for almost 200 years in and around the reservation in Poarch, Alabama.

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Giving Back

With the growth and development of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the relationship between Alabama and its only federally recognized Tribe has deepened into a mutually beneficial partnership. And as the Tribe’s economic impact on the state has increased, its influence has grown—from the halls of the legislature to charitable foundations to leading organizations throughout the state.

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Tribal Council

The mission of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is to protect our inherent rights as a sovereign American Indian Tribe, promote our culture and beliefs, to help our Tribal Members achieve their highest potential, maintain good relations with other Indian Tribes and units of government,acquire, develop and conserve resources to achieve economic and social self-sufficiency, and ensure that our people live in peace and harmony among themselves and with others.

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Culture & Tradition

The Cultural Department is tasked with making sure our traditional Creek arts, language and customs are kept a part of our Tribe's common experience. Cultural Department oversees all aspects of cultural education, programs, activities, events and Pow Wows, as well as museum development.