In 1984, the Poarch was granted federal recognition under false information which has directly harmed the interest of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and its citizens. The Poarch removed the remains of a Creek sacred burial place know as Hickory Ground and replaced them with an entertainment venue and casino instead protecting the place from development as promised. The history that the poarch provided to the federal government is in direct conflict with written history and the truth as to who they are. Their federal recognition is a fraud not only against the citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation but also against the citizens of the state of Alabama. Their recognition was about monetary gain and not tribal traditions as to evidents to the blatant removal of Indian graves for casino developments.