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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Oral History Project Will Document COVID-19's Impact On Citizens

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's National Library and Archives received $100,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to document citizens' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The oral history project titled, "A Twenty-First-Century Pandemic in Indian Country: The Resilience of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Against COVID-19," will include 40 interviews with healthcare workers, students, business owners, elders and leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Its focus will be on how the pandemic has changed their lives and how the Tribe continues to adapt to a new normal.

The funding will help further develop the Tribe's oral history program and kickstart other projects. All of the stories will be digitized and archived.

The project is set to begin later this year.


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Allison Herrera is a radio and print journalist who's worked for PRX's The World, Colorado Public Radio as the climate and environment editor and as a freelance reporter for High Country News’ Indigenous Affairs desk.
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