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Historical marker tells of Creek man’s murder, tribe’s challenges

| Ken Garner
A mob of white settlers brutally murdered a Creek man in April 1837 at the Blackwater River near Lumberton – present day Milton. Almost 186 years later, the Santa Rosa Band of the Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe unveiled a historical marker remembering the event at Jernigan’s Landing.
Photo by Ken Garner Chief Dan “Sky Horse” Helms of the Santa Rosa Band of the Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe tells visitors about the murder of a Creek man by Lumberton settlers in 1837 near what is now Jernigan’s Landing in Milton.

 

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