1. Our Land is Our Culture.

      Hickory Ground (Oce Vpofv) is a parcel of sacred land located at Wetumpka, Alabama, which includes a ceremonial ground, burial sites and individual graves belonging to ancestors of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
    2. Our Land is Historic and Sacred.

      After Hickory Ground was obtained with federal funds under the pretense of historic preservation, approximately 57 sets of human remains and funerary objects were exhumed in violation of the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), and in violation of the rights of lineal descendants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
    3. Our Culture was Disrespected.

      In 2010, the descendant members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma requested their ancestors to be reinterred where they were excavated.
    4. A Casino on Our Land?

      In April 2012, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI), which exhumed the remains, decided to rebury them elsewhere, in order to construct a $246 million casino at Hickory Ground.
    5. Our Traditions are at Stake.

      Our children dance and play and learn the cultural traditions of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the ways of our Ancestors. But what happens when they lose their ancestor's sacred grounds?
    6. We Stand Together.

      We want our Land, our Culture, our Ancestors and their funerary objects to be returned to their pristine Natural state.
    7. This is Our Family.

      These are our grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and ancestorial leaders of our Community.
    8. This is Our Land, Our Culture.

      We are not talking about Centuries ago in a land far away. We are talking about Here and Now in Alabama. We are talking about our land being destroyed today.
    9. We Need Your Help.

      This is our land Before and After. The descendants of Oce Vpofv are fighting to preserve the ceremonial ground and burial grounds against further development.

    Save Hickory Ground (Oce Vpofv)

    Hickory Ground or "Oce Vpofv" is a parcel of sacred land located at Wetumpka, Alabama, which includes a ceremonial ground, burial sites and individual graves belonging to ancestors of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.  After Hickory Ground was obtained with federal funds under the pretense of historic preservation, approximately 57 sets of human remains and funerary objects were exhumed in violation of the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), and in violation of the rights of lineal descendants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

    In 2010, the descendant members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma requested their ancestors to be reinterred where they were excavated.  In April 2012, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI), which exhumed the remains, decided to rebury them elsewhere, in order to construct a $246 million casino at Hickory Ground.  The descendants of Oce Vpofv are fighting to preserve the ceremonial ground and burial grounds against further development.