2 regions The Creek Indians lived in the northern part of Georgia and Alabama. There were several tribeswho lived under the Creek Indian name. One ofthese tribes was called the Muskogee Tribe.This name should sound familiar. We live inMuscogee County.The Creek Indians received their namebecause many of their villages were built by acreek.A creek is a small stream of water.
3 regions The Creek Indians were located across 4 states: Oklahoma, Georgia, Alabama andFlorida.Today, most of the Creek Nation lives inOklahoma.
4 familiesThe men hunted deer while women gather nuts, wild onions and berries. They tended gardens full of corn, beans and squash and shared food with all. Corn was important food and women ground it into meal and made "sofkey“ and blue dumplings.
5 families responsible for farming and raising children. Creek women and girls wereresponsible for farming and raisingchildren.Creek men and boys wereresponsible for building homes,hunting and fishing. After manyhunts, men would use the bones androcks to make tools.
6 creek villages built around the council house and a large field A typical village wasbuilt around the councilhouse and a large fieldused for sports. The houses hadthatched roofs. Thatchis dried grass layered tomake the walls androofs.
7 creek villagesDepending on the wealth of the Creek family, a family may have had up to 4 buildings. Each building served a different purpose for the family. The walls of these dwellings were made from mud and straw. The roofs were made from cypress bark. Near each dwelling, the women and girls would plant a small garden. Outside the village, each member of the village participated in the farming of a much larger garden.
8 clothing family. They used animals skins to make Women and girls made the clothing for thefamily. They used animals skins to maketheir clothing and bones, feathers andbeads to decorate their clothing.Different clothing was made for differentoccasions. Creek Indians had differentclothing for special ceremonies, war, andeveryday use.
9 clothingIn summer, the Creek Indians wore few clothes. Men wore deerskin breechcloths and women wore skirts. Children usually did not wear clothes.Breechcloth
10 clothingDeer Skin LeggingsDuring the winter months, the Creek Indians wore heavy clothes to protect them from the cold weather. Women wore long dresses with leggings underneath them.
12 accomplishments The Creek Indians had to use what resources were availableto them in the forest andaround the creeks. The CreekIndians made tools from stoneand wood. What do you thinkthese items were used for bythe Creek Indians?arrow headgrinding stonekniferolling pen
13 accomplishments The Creek Indians also had a language the used to communicatewithin the tribe. The Creek alphabetis made up of 20 letters.Art was also a big part of theCreek’s culture. Pottery influencedthe function of everyday life of theCreek Indians. Art was profoundlyused in the construction of Creekpottery.Pipe
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