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Tomochichi, Chief of the Lower Muskokee (Creek)


Muskokee (Creek)
Literature


Experience is the wisest teacher, and history does not furnish an example of a forced civilization being permanent and real."

Pleasant Porter, 1973


Stories

How Day and Night Were Divided

How Rabbit Brought Fire to the People
How Rabbit Fooled Alligator
How Rabbit Fooled Wolf
Story of the Bat
Walnut Cracker


Menawa (The Great Warrior), Chief of the Upper Muskokee (Creek)


The Muskokee (Creek) became a combined Muskokee (Creek) Confederacy of most nations of the southeastern states who thrived as early as de Soto's time in the early 1500s. Two strong geographical groups, the Upper Muskokee (Creek) and Lower Muskokee (Creek), each possessed many interesting nations that gradually increased in size and spread throughout Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Carolinas. As white people spread southward along coastal areas, Muskokee (Creek) were driven to the interior areas, especially along the Chattahoochee and Ocmulgee rivers. In the 1700s and 1800s bands of the Muskokee (Creek) nation migrated northward, infiltrating nations of the central, plains, and southwestern areas.




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