OKMULGEE, Okla. - A fight over sacred tribal grounds continues to escalate.
Tuesday night, one of Muscogee (Creek) Nation's tribal members returned home after spending the weekend in jail.
Police arrested four protestors Friday for trespassing on sacred grounds in Alabama. Three of them were Creek Nation members. They're trying to stop a casino from going up on top of their ancestors' graves.
Chief George Tiger bailed Creek Nation member Wayland Gray out of jail Tuesday in Alabama. Creek Nation says tribal officers charged Gray with making "terroristic threats."
Hickory Ground in Wetumpka, Alabama is sacred land for Creek Indians. It's now owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Crews dug up more than 50 sets of human remains during casino construction. In December, Creek Nation filed a lawsuit against the Poarch Band, claiming they're not preserving the land as promised.
Creek Nation will host a press conference on Wednesday at 11 a.m. to comment on the fight for Hickory Ground.
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