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Emory University is located on the stolen territory of the Muscogee (Mvskoke) Creek Nation. In 1821, the Treaty of Indian Springs, widely recognized as a coerced treaty that disposessed native peoples of their land and forcibly removed them to via the Trail of Tears. The acts of theft which "relieved" the Muscogee and other Indigenous groups of their ancestral territory also allowed for the expansion of plantation agriculture throughout the Southeast, contributing to the perpetration of race-based slavery. 

We acknowledge the painful history of the land on which Emory University is located, and we grieve for both the members of the Muscogee Nation and the enslaved persons who were forcibly removed from their respective homelands in the name of colonialism.

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