Five Civilized Nations


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Five Civilized Nations

pl.n.
The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole peoples. Also called Five Civilized Tribes.

Five′ Civ′ilized Na′tions


n.pl.
the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole Indians.
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For descendants of the five civilized nations forced westward on the Trail of Tears--Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw Creek and Seminole--some of the legwork is cut down, since repositories such as the Five Civilized Tribes Museum and the regional National Archives facility in Fort Worth, Texas, hold a wealth of documents.