Muscogee chief worried about controversial bridge
The leader of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation isn't convinced the tribe should build a bridge in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Chief A.D. Ellis told The Tulsa World he "wasn't in favor of the bridge in the first place." But the tribe's council passed a bill to purchase land for the project, which has drawn opposition in Tulsa.

"I personally, as principal chief, don't want to ruin our relationship with the city of Tulsa," Ellis told the paper. "I think what's going on now has created a big mistrust with the city. I think people are taking a different look at the Creek Nation, and I don't like the reputation we're getting."

Ellis hopes the tribe can work with the city on the issue, even though the process might take years. The tribe won't move forward with the bridge until the land is placed in trust.

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