MS 2010-26 Grayson account of Moty Tiger

Collection ID:
Grayson, G. W. (George Washington), 1843-1920
Physical Description:
7 Leaves
10 x 8 inches.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of a 7-leaf manuscript written by George Washington Grayson in 1908. The manuscript is an account of the life of Moty Tiger (Hoo-ma Ti-ka), who became Principal Chief of the Creek Nation in 1907.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Chief Moty Tiger (d. 1921) was a Creek (Muskogee) Indian and tribal leader who was elected Second Chief of the Creeks in 1897 in one of the last tribal election ever held. After the death of Principal Chief Pleasant Porter in 1907, Tiger replaced him in that position in accordance with Creek law and by formal appointment by President Theodore Roosevelt. Tiger continued to serve as the leader of the Creeks until his resignation in 1920.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2010-26

Using the Collection
Manuscript 2010-26, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds a portrait of Chief Moty Tiger in its collection of glass negatives from the Bureau of American Ethnology. Please see OPPS NEG 1118A or NAA INV 6230300.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Creek Indians -- Land tenure Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Creek Indians -- Government relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muskogee (Creek) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southern States Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tiger, Moty, Chief, d. 1921 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746