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Mvskoke (Creek) Language & Ecology

Changing is Not Vanishing

Excerpts of a poem by Carlos Montezuma, Yavapai, 1866 -1923

"Changing is Not Vanishing" written in 1916

Who says the Indian race is vanishing?

The Indians will not vanish.

The feathers, paint and moccasin will vanish, but the Indians, --never!

The complete poem is available on pages 287-288 in a collection of poems with the same title, Changing is Not Vanishing.

Related Emory Publications

For additional resources and information about the collections available and Emory's recognition of the ancestral lands of the Creek Nation visit these Emory web sites and publications:

Emory Libraries Celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month, November 2, 2020

Indigenous Peoples' Day 2020, October 12, 2020

Native American and Indigenous Studies research guide by Lori Jahnke, Anthropology librarian

Land Acknowledgement, Native American & Indigenous Engagement at Emory

Emory's President's Letter on Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 12, 2020