Where do Creek Indians live?
The Creeks are original residents of the Southeastern states such as Georgia, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina.The Creek Indians lived south of the Etowah river in Georgia. They also lived south to the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers and west to the Coosa (mostly in Alabama). Creek Indians made their homes along rivers and creeks.
How do Creek Indian children live?
They do the same things all children do--play with each other, go to school and help around the house. Many Cherokee children enjoy hunting and fishing with their fathers. In the past, Cherokee kids had more chores and less time to play, just like colonial children. In one popular game, Cherokee kids tried to throw a dart through a moving hoop.
What were the Creek homes like?
The Creek Indians lived in towns of 400 to 600 people. Creek towns had a large open area called a plaza for meetings as well as a large, round building which would hold all of the people in a town. Creek houses were made of rivercane and plaster, with thatched roofs. Some pictures of Creek houses are below.
What was Creek clothing like?
Creek men wore breechcloths and leather leggings. Creek women wore wraparound skirts and mantles made of deerskin or woven fiber. Creek men did not originally wear shirts, but both genders wore cloaks in cooler weather. The Creeks also wore moccasins on their feet. Here is a web page with pictures of traditional Creek dress.
What did the Creeks eat?
The Creeks were farming people. Creek women did most of the farming, harvesting crops of corn, squash, pumpkins, beans, and other vegetables. They also gathered wild fruit and nuts. Creek men did most of the hunting, shooting deer, wild turkeys, and small game and fishing in the rivers and along the coast. Creek dishes included cornbread, soups, and stews.
What were the Creek's weapons and tools?
Creek hunters primarily used bows and arrows. Fishermen used fishing spears, nets, or hooks made of bone. In war, Creek men fired their bows or fought with tomahawks and war clubs. Creek warriors also used hide shields to defend themselves.
How did the Creeks provide houses and food for their families?
The Creek houses were build with nature's resources. Men hunted and gathered sticks, leaves and animal hide to make their houses. Women harvested crops and were in charge of farming, property and family. The Creek adopted the plow and ax and raised livestock.
What are some Creek accomplishments?
Creek Indians were very intelligent. They lived off the land and natural resources. When the Europeans arrived, they thought the Native American people were uneducated and savages. However, Creek Indians were very smart, resourceful and healthy. They bathed and brushed their teeth daily. They had a highly organized social system with strict rules of personal conduct and respect for one another.
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Information from Native Languages of the Americas .
Images from Heather LeBlanc, Chestatee Elementary.