Oklahoma Creeks renew lawsuit over Alabama casino

A Creek tribe in Oklahoma is renewing its lawsuit against the Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama for building a casino on what they called sacred ancestral land.

Posted: Jun 5, 2019 4:59 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Creek tribe in Oklahoma is renewing its lawsuit against the Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama for building a casino on what they called sacred ancestral land.

The Muscogee Creek Nation on Wednesday renewed its lawsuit in federal court against the Alabama tribe. The Muscogee Creeks contend the Poarch Creeks exhumed over 57 human remains to make way for the casino resort.

The Muscogee Creeks in the court filing said they are seeking "redress for this greedy, tragic, outrageous, and illegal act."

The Muscogee Creeks first sued in 2012 but the case was paused for settlement negotiations.

Poarch Band CEO Stephanie A. Bryan called the action unwarranted and said the tribe has attempted to preserve historical remains in a suitable manner.

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