By Mary Jane Warde
A accomplice soldier, pioneer service provider, rancher, newspaper writer, and city builder, George Washington Grayson additionally served for 6 many years as a pace-setter of the Creek kingdom. His lifestyles paralleled the main tumultuous occasions in Creek Indian and Oklahoma background, from the aftermath of the path of Tears via international battle I.
As a diplomat representing the Creek humans, Grayson labored to form Indian coverage. As a cultural dealer, he defined its ramifications to his humans. A self-described revolutionary who recommended English schooling, constitutional govt, and monetary improvement, Grayson additionally was once an Indian nationalist who favored conventional values. while the Creeks confronted allotment and lack of sovereignty, Grayson sought how you can accommodate switch with out sacrificing Indian identity.
Mary Jane Warde bases her portrait of Grayson on a wealth of fundamental and secondary assets, together with the broad writings of Grayson himself.
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