Support the Redesignation of Ocmulgee National Monument
Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2003 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, and in December 2016, Ocmulgee was designated a National Treasure. Today, we need your help to protect this sacred place.
Lands affiliated with the Ocmulgee National Monument have been home to Native Americans for more than 17,000 years. The Muscogee Creek define the region as “the place where we first sat down,” the place where their ancestors first became a settled agricultural society. Designated in 1934, the 702-acre Ocmulgee National Monument is considered sacred to members of the Muscogee (Creek) as well as to the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole Tribes.
We strongly support legislation which seeks to protect and showcase the unique story of Georgia’s Native people. The “Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Act” (H.R. 538/S .135) would redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument as the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, expanding the park’s existing boundaries to protect the rich combination of archaeological features and heritage sites currently located outside the monument.
Please add your name to our petition supporting this proposal.