Muscogee Nation

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians

(Information in the following story is from: Montgomery Advertiser,

A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has filed a federal lawsuit to stop the $246 million expansion of a hotel and casino, saying the construction desecrates ancestral and ceremonial land.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Montgomery.

PCI Gaming / Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Leaders of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians have agreed to stop construction of a planned 20-story hotel and casino in Wetumpka. The Poarch Band and the Muscogee Nation of Creek Indians said in statements that construction stopped on Tuesday at 5 p.m. The Muscogee Nation had objected to the project. The tribe has historic ties to the land and is objecting to the graves of its ancestors being exhumed and moved to make way for the expansion by the Poarch Creeks.