Creek Nation to present early Tulsa map

Ponca City Now - January 22, 2015 8:43 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Creek Nation is planning to present a rare, early map of the city of Tulsa to leaders later this week.

The map reflecting the early land ownership of the city will be presented Friday by Creek Nation Principal Chief George Tiger to Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett at the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum.

Tiger says Creek citizens were each allotted 160 acres of land, and those allotments covered the entire area of the city.

The map uses data from Hastain’s Township Plats of the Creek Nation published by E. Hastain in 1910 with an overlay of the current major street grid and highways in Tulsa.

Also represented are prominent city landmarks along with how the name Tulsa evolved from the Creek language ‘Tvlvhasse,’ meaning "Old Town."

 

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