Pleasant Porter, Creek Indian

Pleasant Porter
Principal Chief of the Creek Nation

Pleasant Porter was born on a plantation near Clarksville, in the Creek Nation, September 26, 1840. His father was a member of the prominent family in Pennsylvania and his mother was a daughter of an influential Creek Chief. He was educated in the Presbyterian Indian Mission school, at Tullahassee. He entered the Confederate Army as a private when the Creek Nation became involved in the Civil War. The end of the war found him a first lieutenant. Impoverished by the results of the war in his country, he took up the life of a farmer. His first official position was that of tribal superintendent of schools. Afterward he was called upon to represent the people of his tribe at Washington. During the last years of his life he was Principal Chief of the Creek Nation. His death occurred at Vinita, in September, 1907.

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