The committee of Union, Towns, and Fannin Counties are bringing back the elected Chiefs of the federally recognized Cherokee and Muscogee nations for the first time in 200 years. This is the beginning of a concerted effort between the sovereign nations and our communities to acknowledge our shared history and to fuel an economic engine that enhances our region's growth.
Once we finish raising the funds for the ten-foot tall bronze statue, we will be scheduling a Black Tie Dinner and the statue unveiling ceremony in Meeks Park in Union County. The purpose of this event is to publicly recognize the fact that their tribes once dwelled here and that many of their relatives are still are here today. Personal stories abound locally of individuals who disclose their Cherokee and Creek roots and how their ancestors “went underground” in order to stay in their native land which is now Union County and the surrounding area.
A 10-foot bronze statue of a Native American stickball player designed by the renowned Pawnee/Cherokee Artist, Daniel Horsechief of Sallisaw, Oklahoma is being commissioned for unveiling at Meeks Park.
Our goal is to honor the Chiefs by providing transportation here by plane and limousines. We will also be honored to host them at a beautiful local resort and entertain them with banquets, a tour of local archaeological sites, a ceremony for the unveiling of the statue, and a reunion of sorts.
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