Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama
Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama (Ma-Chis Nation) citizens are remnants of the "Creek Confederacy" as European Explorers knew it at the first contact with white settlers during the European expansion into what is now the southeastern part of the United States of America. This area of America was inhabited by the Muskogee language speaking Native Americans and was also known as "friendlies" and, of the "Five Civilized Tribes".
We loved our homeland to the extent of denying that we were Indians, and blended with the "settlers," instead of being relocated to the west during forced removal under the Indian Removal Act of the 1830's.
Around 100 hundred years later the United States of America gave citizenship to Native Americans, and in 1927/1929 the State of Alabama passed a law making it unlawful to kill Native Americans. (Yes, the dates are correct. Until this time span, Native Americans were considered subhuman, and it took an act by the Alabama Legislature to make the killing of a Native American unlawful).
After the passage of the Civil Rights Act of the 1960's, the Native American Civil Rights Act was made law by the United States of America. Then in the 1980's the State of Alabama formally recognized seven Native American Tribes and formed the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission to have the "Government to Government" relation between the tribes and governments.
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USGS Region : Southeast