By Leta Rector
“The Dawes Commission” is almost entirely in the Muscogee language with subtitles shown in Power Point.
“There are a lot of stories in Indian history that are harmful,” Hicks said. “This story about allotment has interested me for a long time.”
Set in 1904, the story focuses on a Muscogee family who is visited by an agent from the Dawes Commission. The agent’s orders are to persuade the Creeks to accept allotment.