Yuchi Town Poster, Painting by Martin Pate, Poster produced by the National Park Service and the U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning.

Caption from William Bartram's Travels, July 1776: It is the largest, most compact town I ever saw...The walls of the houses are constructed of a wooden frame, then lathed and plastered inside and out with a reddish clay or mortar...and are neatly covered or roofed with cypress bark or shingles....The town appeared to be populous and thriving, full of youth and young children.

Native American Genocide By a
Hypocritical U.S. Government

It is one of the little ironies of this federal government in the USA that the right and left hands "know not what the other does." While the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a division of the Department of Interior, denies that the Yuchi are a distinct people, the National Park Service, also a division of the Department of Interior, and the U.S. Army pay tribute to the Yuchi people with this poster and in a dedication ceremony which made Yuchi Town a National Historical Landmark. Two divisions of one Agency, the one denying the Yuchi People their right to continue their heritage unimpeded, the other raising monuments to them as a distinct element in our nation's cultural history. However, the humor is at the expense of the Yuchi culture which the BIA seeks to snuff out with their genocidal policy that the Yuchi should now be absorbed into the Creek Nation. The Yuchi Language and Culture will likely be extinct within in the next two decades. Yet this nation is the chief critic of other nations around the world that seek to disenfranchise and remove their Indigenous Peoples.

Yuchi Town was designated as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, May 12, 1997

For additional photos of this Dedication ceremony, visit page 2
of the Yuchi Photo Album.

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