Our mission is to:
1. Preserve our language.
2. Preserve the stories of our elders.
3. Preserve our culture & history.
4. Share Tribal Civic opportunities.
Our goal is simple, we want to preserve our heritage. The founders of Red Stick Warrior Association felt we are in a time where it's vital to start this preservation before our current elders and leaders are no longer able to share their stories with us.
We will be sharing our interviews, travels and language lessons with you as we speak with different people of the Mvskokvlke. This people group includes the current Muskogee Creek Nation, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma & Florida, and the Tribal Towns that make up these Nations of people.
We are not funded by a tribe, have a censorship or agenda. We want everyone to have the ability to find information, learn about our heritage and participate in their civic opportunities.
David Frank (Registered Seminole Citizen with Muscogee Creek decent) Co-Director
Jeremy Fultz (Registered Muscogee Creek Citizen with Seminole decent) Co-Director
We founded Red Stick Warrior Association from a common goal of learning our Mvskoke language.
With the positive feedback we received, we decided to try to do as much as we can to preserve our language and culture.
Red Stick Warrior Association was founded on December 10, 2015. We received our 501 (c)(3) on December 23, 2015.
The goal of the Red Stick Warrior assocation is to preserve the Mvskoke way of life.
Red Sticks were a traditionalist faction of Muscogee Creek people in the American Southeast in the early 19th century. They led a resistance movement to European-American encroachment and assimilation; tensions culminated in the outbreak of the Creek War in 1813. Initially a civil war among the Creek, the conflict drew in United States state forces while the nation was already engaged in the War of 1812 against the British.
The term "red sticks" was derived from their red-colored war clubs and the ceremonial red sticks used by Creek medicine men. This faction was made up mostly of Creek of the Upper Towns, who supported traditional leadership and culture, including the preservation of communal land for cultivation and hunting. It was a time of increasing pressure on Creek territory by European-American settlers. Creek of the Lower Towns, who were closer to the settlers and had more mixed-race families, had already been forced to make numerous land cessions to the Americans. 1
RSWA in the Press
Aired Jan. 27, 2016. Host Gary Fife and Guest Host Amanda Rutland speak with the Red Stick Warriors Association about Mvskoke culture and language preservation. Then, Rutland shares an interview with Muscogee (Creek) Nation Language Department Instructors Gracine Hicks and Rebecca Barnett about Mvskoke views on Valentine's Day and Love.
Muscogee Nation Newspaper
Feb 1, 2016
Vol 46 issue 3