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Transcript of CREEK INDIANS
Let's See What You Know...
How many different ways can you use water?
Where the Creek Lived
The Creek lived in many parts of Georgia. They usually built their towns and villages along
such as the Ocmulgee.
in the rivers and
on them in canoes
The Creek lived in towns of 400 to 600 people. In the center of a town or village was an open space called a
. The plaza was used for games, weddings, and other ceremonies. One ceremony was the
Green Corn Festival
and it took place each summer when the corn
The Creek built their homes with things found in
. For the roof, the Creek used bark or bundles of plant stems called
. For the walls, they covered poles with a mixture of mud and
to tree branches.
How They Found Food
The Creek got food by
farming, gathering, hunting, and fishing.
The Creek women did the farming and gathered wild fruits and nuts. The Creek men fished and hunted for deer and other animals.
What's The Big Idea?
EQ: Why is the past important to you?
Georgia's First People
The Creek were one of the groups of American Indians that lived in what is now
. Their stories are part of Georgia's
is everything people can know about the past
a large body of moving water that flows into a lake, an ocean, or another body of water
Clothing and Medicine
The Creek used some plants and animals for more than food. They used the
skins of the deer
for shoes and clothing. They made medicines to treat burns, insect bites, fever, and other problems from some plants.