Watch Poarch Creek Documentary

The Creek Indians of south Alabama lived in isolation and poverty until Calvin McGhee came along. Despite treaty promises, they had been abandoned by the federal government. A farmer with only a fifth grade education, McGhee fought tirelessly for his people. Through court battles and meetings with government officials in which he wore traditional plains Indian clothing, McGhee brought the forgotten Creeks of the southeastern states to national attention.

“The Chief: Calvin McGhee and the Forgotten Creeks” is 26 minutes and 25 seconds in length.

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