Muscogee Nation passes bill to buy land for bridge
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoman plans to spend $2.5 million to buy land for a proposed bridge.

But details won't be released until Chief A.D. Ellis signs a bill passed by the Muscogee National Council. The tribe's constitution requires legislation to be kept secret until it becomes law.

"It's not official until the chief takes an action on it," Council Speaker Thomas Yahola told The Tulsa World. "That's our constitution, so that is what we're adhering to."

The land at issue is located in south Tulsa. The tribe's goal is to have it placed in trust.

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