(This is a reprint from the Muscogee Nation News) November 2006
2006 Council Oak Tree Ceremony
"One hundred and seventy six years ago, the first Muscogee Creeks traveled across the land on what has become known as the Trail of Tears. They brought with them ashes of sacred ceremonial fires from the ancestral homeland in the southeast; and these ashes were spread beneath the towering oak tree (now known as the Council Oak) overlooking the Arkansas River. This become the chosen site to establish the Loca Pokv Tribal town which later became the city of Tvlse."
The tree still stands in the Metropolis of Tulsa, Oklahoma.