CSU Hosts Tribal Representatives From The Creek and Thlopthlocco Tribes

Thlopthlocco2COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University will host a lecture event entitled, “An Historical and Anthropological perspective of the Creek and Thlopthlocco Nation,” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at CSU’s Center for International Education’s Spencer Event Hall on main campus.

The three-lecture event starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Co-sponsors of the lecture series are CSU’s Ivey Center for the Cultural Approach to History, the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, and the Fort Benning Office for the Preservation of Cultural Resources.

Topics covered in the lectures will range from the role of women in Creek society to a survey of Creek history. Two tribal representatives from the Creek and Thlopthlocco Nation, and one subject matter expert will each offer a half-hour lecture. Featured Nov. 18 speakers and their topics are:

  • Emman Spain, Tribal Representative from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, will be speaking about the history and culture of the Creek Nation in the Chattahoochee Valley.

  • Ryan Morrow, Tribal Representative from the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, will be speaking about the history and culture of the Thlopthlocco Tribe in the Chattahoochee Valley.

  • Hilary Wehrle, Tribal Liaison for The Historic Chattahoochee Commission, will be speaking about the role of Creek women within a matrilineal society.

A 30-minute question-and-answer session with the speakers will follow the lectures.

For more information, contact Victor Salazar, Ivey Center director, at salazar_victor@ColumbusState.edu or 706-507-8514.