The financial sponsor, and owner, of this project is the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The Poarch Creeks are the only federally recognized Tribe in the State of Alabama and the only Band to remain on the original lands of the Creek nation. This nation once included the entire State of Alabama, the majority of Georgia and the Panhandle of Florida. All others Bands were forcibly removed to Oklahoma. See Trail of Tears.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is one of the more economically successful and business-focused Tribes in the U.S., with investments both nationally and internationally. With its presence and commitment to the State of Alabama, the Tribe plays a vital role in the state’s economy. Including Owa’s projected direct employment of more than 1,000 jobs, the Tribe and its current enterprises will directly employ more than 4,500 individuals. These enterprises include three Wind Creek Hospitality resorts (Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka and Wind Creek Montgomery), as well as Muskogee Technology, Muskogee Inn, Creek Convenience Store Atmore and Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, Creek Convenience Store Wetumpka and Marriott TownPlace Suites at Redstone Gateway.
Through its partnership with the State of Alabama and the City of Foley, the Tribe is excited to bring Owa to the Gulf Coast which will expand the entertainment offerings of our great tourism region.
To learn more about the Poarch Band of Creek Indians visit these links:
History of Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Poarch Band of Creek Indians Facebook page
1832 Creek Nation, Alabama Census