Ms. Addie George sitting on the base of the Sacred Fire sculpture at the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center at October 5, 2002 Dedication.
                            photo: DKH

Tribal matriarch Addie George (left) stands with two of her daughters and a great-granddaughter at the 1995 Green Corn Ceremonial near Kelleyville Oklahoma. Photo: Fred Fussell

Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center

The center celebrates the culture and accomplishments of the Native Americans who inhabited the Chattahoochee River Valley until their removal west in the 1830s. The center's memorial is a symbolic representation of a Creek central plaza, consisting of four arbors surrounding the Sacred Fire, a 25-foot flame sculpture made of stainless steel and bronze. Around the symbolic square ground are plaques listing the names of Indian heads of households who were shown on the Creek Census of 1832, just prior to their removal to Oklahoma. A large playing field south of the memorial honors stickball, a game that was a major part of Southeastern Native American culture. An annual Southern Indian Homecoming is held at the center. Call for dates and times.
AL Hwy 165, Fort Mitchell
(334) 687-9755 (Historic Chattahoochee Commission)

Addie and her husband, Rufus George Ca. 1960 at the Columbus Museum