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Muskogee

 

 

Ethnie: MUSKOGEE (MUSCOGEE, MUSKHOGEE)
Language: Muskogee
Family: Muskogee
Stock: Muskogee
Phylum: Algic
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
Speakers None
      The Muskogee were a large sedentary hunter/farmer group or confederation of tribes. They occupied territories from the Atlantic coast of Georgia to north central Alabama particularly along the Savannah River. They arrived in that area after 1,000. They ultimately formed the nucleus of the Creek Confederacy.
Aboriginal Locations: Subdivisions (Villages)
AL    Abihka (7), Atasi (3), Coosa (20), Coweta(6), Eufaula (4), Fushatchee (1), Hilibi (6),  Holiwahali (2), Kanhatki (1), Kasihta (6), Kealedji (2), Kolomi (2), Okchai (5), Pakana (3), Tukabahchee (1), Wakokai (3), Wiwohka (2), unknown affiliation (44)
FL    Unknown affiliation (1)
GA   Atasi (2), Coosa (5), Coweta (1), Eufaula (1), Kasihta (4), Kolomi (1), unknown affiliation (7)
Present Locations
Confederated into the Creek in AL and OK
Year History
1540 Met by De Soto, conflicts ensued
1559 Visited by companions of De Luna who assisted tribe in wars with Napochi
1708 Had 2,000 warriors per South Carolina
1715 Confederated with Guale and became the largest component of the Creek Confederacy
Year Total Pop. AL FL GA Source
1700 7,000 5,900 100 1,000 NAHDB calculation
1702 7,000         Iberville estimate
1715 6,522         South Carolina census
1800 0       NAHDB calculation
1900 0       NAHDB calculation 
2000 0       NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Creek, Guale, Seminole
Muskogee Sites:
Creation Myths and Legends of the Creek Indians  http://www.upf.com/Spring2002/grantham.html
Creek Indians  http://roadsidegeorgia.com/links/american_indians/creek
Creek Indians  http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/creek_indians.html
Creek Indians  http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/creek.htm
Creek Indians  http://users.ev1.net/~gpmoran/CreekIndians.htm
Creek Indian Tribe  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/creek/creekhist.htm
Creek Language  http://www.tfn.net/Museum/language.html
Creek Language Archive  http://www.wm.edu/linguistics/creek/
Creek Nation  http://ngeorgia.com/history/creek.html
Creek Nation  http://www.tourokmulgee.com/creek.html
Creek Nation  http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ok/nations/itcreek/itcreek.html
Creek People  http://www.angelfire.com/realm/shades/nativeamericans/creek.htm
Creek People  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creek_(people)
Creek (people)  http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761551775/Creek_(people).html
Invention of the Creek Nation 1670-1763  http://unp.unl.edu/bookinfo/4517.html
Muscogee  http://jrshelby.com/creek/
Muskogee Indian Tribe, History  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/alabama/muskogeeindianhist.htm
Muskogee Language (Creek)  http://www.native-languages.org/muskogee.htm
Muskogee Language (Creek)  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=mus
Muskogee Linguistic Lineage  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=mus
Muskokee (Creek) Literature  http://www.indians.org/welker/creek.htm
Stomp Dance  http://arts.internet2.edu/stompdance.html
Sugar T. George  http://www.african-nativeamerican.com/sugar_t.htm

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