The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band

By Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center Modified: June 8, 2013 at 8:19 am •  Published: June 8, 2013
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Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center   
 Presents: The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band (Black Indians)   


Crossing Bloodlines:  An American story of the Estelusti people depicted through photographic images.        This exhibition will explore the distinct cultural identities of the Black Indians through photographic images.  The exhibit will feature Black Indians from various geographical areas, and tribal affiliations.  Special emphasis will be focused on the Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes; Creek, Cherokee, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw.  Many of the images tell a story of how the lives of Africans and Indians intertwined as one, a life of shared culture, language, food, and family.         
Visitor Information:  The exhibit will open at the Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center (OBMAPAC) on Friday, July 12, 2013 - Aug 30, 2013.  The (OBMAPAC) is located at 4701 N. Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK.  Hours:  Tue - Sat: 11:00 AM -5:00 PM.  For Additional Information: Please Contact Ms. Funches, Museum Curator at 405-213-8077 or email the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band at contactus@1866creekfreedmen.com.  Please join us for the opening program on July 13, 2013 from 2:00PM to 5.00 PM. Reception and a live band will perform. Admission to the event is free.     For more information about the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band, visit our website at www.1866creekfreedmen.com. 


by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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