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“Stealing Tvlse” is a collaborative effort between VNN Oklahoma and the Lucinda Hickory Research Institute to spotlight crimes committed against Muscogee citizens during the Allotment era and how those crimes still impact Muscogee citizens today.

“Stealing Tvlse” will spotlight crimes committed against Muscogee citizens during the Allotment Era and how those crimes still impact Muscogee citizens today.

An Indian girl dead at thirteen years old, just eight months after a newspaper reported her land held an estimated 20 million in gas.

Stealing Tvlse story is brought to you in part by One Fire Associates, because telling historical truth is healing for ourselves, our ancestors, and our future generations.

A dead child. A dead wife. Homelessness. A crushed leg. House fires. An untimely end. Such was the life of Thomas Hickory, born in 1877.

Sallie is a private woman. She didn’t want to share her last name, but she does want to share her story. A Muscogee Creek/ Cherokee Native, Sallie was born in Tulsa in 1939.

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