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Muscogee-Creek Principal Chief Election Results

Principal Chief Run-off Election on November 7, 2015

WINNER – James Floyd (61.96% for 2,964 votes)

LOSER – George Tiger  (38.04% for 1,820 votes.)

Editorial Comment

The Muscogee-Creek Nation has over 70,000 citizens.   What happened to all the other potential voters?   Democracy is having a hard enough time in the United States because of the corruption caused by special interest campaign contributions.  However, when the majority of voters don’t vote,  that just makes the jobs easier for the lobbyists and Boss Hogg’s of this world.


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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

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    LOSER – George Tiger (38.04% for 1,820 votes.) But, at least he was put out of office. I guess that is the best thing that could have happened. It would have be nice if more people had participated in the election.


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