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image located by Valentin Poposki, 22 April 2007
"The Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama (Ma-Chis Nation) citizens are remnants of the "Creek Confederacy" as European Explorers knew it at the first contact with white settlers during the European expansion into what is now the southeastern part of the United States of America. This area of America was inhabited by the Muskogee language speaking Native Americans and was also known as "friendlies" and, of the "Five Civilized Tribes". We loved our homeland to the extent of denying that we were Indians, and blended with the "settlers," instead of being relocated to the west during forced removal under the Indian Removal Act of the 1830's......After some 140 years, we were recognized by the State of Alabama as Native Americans, and the State commissioned the "Alabama Indian Affairs Commission" to serve the Native Americans in Alabama."
- from: www.machistribe.com/heritage.htm.
The flag is diagonally quartered white-black-yellow-red, overall a green map of Alabama, the tribe name in light blue, and centered a bow and arrows.
Valentin Poposki, 22 April 2007