Located in Okmulgee, the Nation’s capital, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Complex serves as the seat of tribal government. It houses the Executive Branch (Principal Chief, Second Chief, Support Staff), Legislative Branch (National Council), the Judicial Branch (District and Supreme Courts), and many support services essential to the function of tribal government including the Lighthorse Tribal Police Department.
A large memorial dedicated to tribal service men and women stands tall on the west end of the complex. The Complex also honor veterans in the VASO Museum, which exhibits military artifacts, some dating as far back as World War I, on loan from Muscogee citizens who served in all branches of the U.S. Military. The Nation’s judicial and legislative branches operate out of the “Mound Building.” The building represents the large earthen mounds created by Muscogee ancestors of the Mississippian culture in what is now known as the Southeastern U.S.