Creek indians Essay

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creek indians

Location and Background The early English traders gave the Creek native Americans their
name because they usually built their villages on or near creeks or rivers. If they were
to still have their villages it would include areas of Northern Florida and Eastern
Louisiana and Southern Tennessee.

1. The majority of the villages were located along the banks of the Coosa, Tallaposa,
Flint, Ocmulgee, and Chattachoochee rivers. The native word for the most powerful band of
Creeks was the "Muskogees". The Creek native Americans were the most powerful and
widespread tribe of the Southeast culture area. It was also thought that the Creeks were
long lost ancestors of the Mound Builders.

Villages "The Chief of The Creek village or tribe was called an amirco, but he was not the
absolute ruler." His job in the village included making important decisions.Once he made a
decision many town criers would go out to announce the it to other tribes within the
Creek.

The Creeks were agricultural, but war like. The number of Creeks at one time was 30,000.
The villages were separated into two red and white. Red towns had warriors who launched
raids far and wide for purposes of honor and revenge. Red Creeks usually held war dances
often to protect them selves in battle. Within the white towns lived most of the peace
makers who kept track of alliances and gave sanctuary to refugees or poor people. White
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