TVLSE, Oklahoma – Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief David Hill was in attendance at the Greater Tulsa Indian Affairs Commission on April 18. He was accompanied by MCN Historic and Cultural Preservation Department Manager RaeLynn Butler.
The Council Oak Park in recent years has fallen into disrepair with faded signage, broken lighting, and damaged and crumbling monuments. Butler spoke to the commission on the state of the park.
“We tried to coordinate who is over the Council Oak Tree Park. Is it in someone’s district? And
how can we better work with one another because we also had issues with signage….even the
main sign at the Creek Nation Council Oak Park today is peeling off, the paint is coming off of
it…..The park has been under maintained.”
Chief Hill outlined the Nation’s commitment to the Council Oak and its historical legacy.
“If the city is not going to take care of that, why not turn it over to the Tribe, because we
definitely will, we definitely will take care of it and do all the things that need to be done to
definitely want to make sure that the Creek Nation is contacted.”
The Indian Affairs Commission thanked Chief Hill for his attendance and support. However, the
Commission took no formal action at the meeting concerning the Council Oak Park