Map of Georgia showing location of <br>the Creek Tribe
Map of Georgia showing location of
the Creek Tribe
 
 
Drawing of a Creek chief
Drawing of a Creek chief
 
 
Creek Indians with Oglethorpe
Creek Indians with Oglethorpe
 
 
Creek Indians
Creek Indians
 
 
Painting of a Creek village
Painting of a Creek village
 
 
Painting of a Creek village
Painting of a Creek village
 
Creek Tribe
Topic(s):   Native Americans
Quick Facts
Location Southeast United States (mainly Georgia, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina
Type of home thatched huts
Famous leaders Mary Musgrove, Tomochichi

The Creek Tribe was named after a creek in Georgia. Natives from other tribes came together to become one tribe. Most Creek people now live in Florida or Oklahoma.

The Creek people grew corn, beans, squash, and more. Corn was the basic crop they grew. The Creek tribe lived in towns. They built the towns near their farms so it was close to their food. They built houses with covered roofs of straw. The houses were built around a town center. The town center was where the Indians met to discuss important things.

The Creek men were hunters and fishers. They used bows and arrows to hunt. To fish, they used spears, nets, and hooks. They went to war when they needed to protect their family.

The Creek women were the farmers. The women did most of the cooking. They took care of the children. Both men and women took part in storytelling, artwork, and music.

The Creek men wore breechcloths and leather leggings. They did not wear shirts unless the weather was cool. The men would shave their head in the Mohawk style. They would sometimes wear headdresses. The men would paint their faces bright red before a battle or a tribal dance.

The women wore wraparound skirts. They would wear their long hair in a knot on top of their head. Women did not paint their faces. Both men and women wore moccasins on their feet.

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