Creek and Cherokee


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Who were the Creek and Cherokee Native Americans? Where did they live? What did they eat? How was their life different from the way we live today?

Our web site is all about Creek and Cherokee Indians. Both of these groups of Native Americans lived in Georgia a long time ago. We think it is important to learn about these Native Americans because they were the first people who lived in Georgia. Second graders are supposed to learn about the Creek and Cherokee. We want you to know how they lived and how it compares to the way we live today.

Here are some of the most interesting things we found about the Creek and Cherokee Indians.

  • The Creek Indians were originally called the Muskogee. The white men called them "Creeks" because they lived near creeks.
  • Both the Creek and Cherokee had their own languages, and some people still speak those languages today.
  • Many of the Cherokee died on the Trail of Tears.
  • They live in different tribes, which are big groups of families.
  • Their children helped the family and had chores, but they were able to play, too. They had dolls and other toys to play with. The boys enjoyed hunting with their fathers.
  • The men were always the chiefs, and the women were always the farmers.
  • Lacrosse was a popular sport for both Creek and Cherokee Indians.
  • The giant sequoia trees in Washington are named for a famous Cherokee Indian.

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