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Tribute to Creek Indians unveiled at Oxbow Meadows

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus State University and theHistoric Chattahoochee Commission have unveiled the next stop on the CreekHeritage Trail with series of historical educational panels and Creek Indianartifacts.

The four panels depict variouslifestyle aspects of the Creek Indians who called the Chattahoochee RiverValley their home. The display also highlights the Creek town of Cusseta, oncelocated on the land that is now Fort Benning.

Mike Bunn, Executive Director of theHistoric Chattahoochee Commission, says, "Thestory of how those people interacted over time is the story how this regiondeveloped.  And it is part of shared heritage through the region we hope this panel help, and encourage people  to appreciate the history all around them and learn more about thepast."

CSU President Tim Mescon deliveredremarks during an unveiling event at Oxbow Meadows Environmental LearningCenter on Thursday, May 22.

The panels are located near theentrance of Oxbow Meadows where there is an indoor display of artifacts thatinclude arrowheads, pottery, buttons, copper works, and pieces of jewelry. 

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