Gary W. Babb
The People's Warrior
The People's Warrior
A. D. Ellis, Principal Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and Gary W.
Babb have collaborated on The People’s Warrior, documenting his
twenty years of elected public service as a National Council
Representative, Second Chief, and Principal Chief of the Muscogee
(Creek) Nation. This book is part biographical, part memoirs, and part
documentation of internal confrontations focusing primarily on the Chief’
s controversial two terms (8 years) as Principal Chief. With the influence
of increasing, massive tribal wealth generated from gaming revenues of
nine casinos, came greed and corruption. Through the Chief’s Herculean
efforts to control and clean up corruption within a large, sovereign
Indian nation, his terms as Principal Chief were plagued with never
ending conflict and litigation in the Tribal and Supreme Courts of the
Muscogee (Creek) Nation, challenging his authority to govern at every
opportunity. Chief Ellis prevailed in all of these hard fought battles, but
the details of “behind the scene activities” and subsequent battles were
Creek people, finally reveals these details. This documentation is
presented through the Chief’s memoirs, Muskogee Nation News articles,
Executive Orders, summarized court testimony, and rulings from the
many court challenges. The People’s Warrior reveals for the first time
the politics behind a wealthy North American Indian nation. At the
printing of The People’s Warrior news has broken that the current
Second Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Roger Barnett, has
pleaded guilty in Federal Court to the embezzlement of tribal funds. He
now awaits sentencing, which could be 5 years in jail and a fine of
$250,000 plus restitution of the $211,000 in embezzled tribal funds.
Rumor has it that A.D. Ellis will run for the vacated Second Chief's
position. This action validates claims presented within The People’s
Warrior of mass corruption within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and
suggests potential future Federal action within the tribe. Due to these
continuing activities Bear Spirit Press will be offering an addendum to
The People’s Warrior sometime in the future. - Bear Spirit Press, October
20th, 2014
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