Biographical Sketch of Hotulke E. Martha

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The second chief of the Creek Nation was born two years after the close of the Red Stick War. His father was General Bullet (in the aboriginal language, Thecham Hargo), of the Okchaye Town. His mother was Semarharke, a follower of Hoppercheaholo. Hotulke E. Martha and his people belonged to the anti-McIntosh party, remaining in Alabama till from 1833 to 1836. The subject of this sketch entered into public life five years after coming to this country (in 1841), and has been ever since a lawmaker during the old, and since the establishment of the present constitution. From 1867 to 1887 he was member of the House of Kings, and since then has been second chief. During the war Hotulke E. Martha served as lieutenant in the Confederate army under General Cooper. After this he devoted his attention to farming and has 125 acres in cultivation. He belongs to the Bear clan, is not a member of any church or secret society. He has a family of three children, living: Wiley Bucknor, Marcia and Ida. Hotulke E. Martha is a kind, good man and greatly beloved by his people.

MLA Source Citation:

O'Beirne, Harry F. and Edward S. The Indian Territory: Its Chiefs, Legislators, and Leading Men. St. Louis. 1898. Web. 26 January 2015. - Last updated on Jul 28th, 2012


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