Creek Traditions with Bobby Johns
The history of the Muscogee Creek people through the 1830s and the Indian Removals is well documented. But what happened after the Trail of Tears? Some South Georgia families preserve an oral history which is unknown to most outsiders. This program has the story of Bobby Johns, a South Georgia native whose family has continued Creek traditions for generations. Special thanks to Bobby Johns and Jan Rosenberg. The Sounds of South Georgia is made possible with support from Valdosta State University, and from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Photo: Bobby Johns, born and raised in South Georgia, stands in his Pensacola, Florida, home with the cypress knee carving of his clan uncle, 2005.
Photo by Laurie Kay Sommers