'Tribal Treasure' Martha Berryhill Laid To Rest In Okmulgee

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 5:55 pm
By: News On 6


OKMULGEE, Oklahoma -- The Muscogee Creek Nation buried a woman the chief calls a "tribal treasure." Martha Berryhill was the last of the original land allottees. She was 110 years old.

The tribal goodbye was held for one of Oklahoma's Own on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Tallahassee Cemetery.

Berryhill was born on July 12, 1900. She leaves behind one daughter, eight grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great grandchildren.

"Someday I will be able to tell my grandchildren that I had the pleasure of knowing Martha," said Principal Chief A.D. Ellis.

"I will tell them she was a proud Creek woman, one who totally trusted and praised her Lord. She will surely be missed. She can never be replaced; there will never be another."