Creek Confederacy


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Noun1.Creek Confederacy - a North American Indian confederacy organized by the Muskogee that dominated the southeastern part of the United States before being removed to Oklahoma
confederacy, confederation, federation - a union of political organizations
Alabama - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in what is now the state of Alabama; "the Alabamas were members of the Creek Confederacy"
Hitchiti - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Georgia; a member of the Creek Confederacy
Muskogee - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Georgia and eastern Alabama and constituting the core of the Creek Confederacy
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As a component of the original Creek Confederacy, AQTT's members have dual citizenship with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
The notion that the Creek confederacy only numbered 10,000 would be at odds with Robert Leckie [3] that in 1800 the Creek Nation was pushing 30,000 and could cumulatively field 7,000 warriors, and both tribes generally had 1/5th of their population half-blood white and Indian by the end of the colonial era.
Accessible to readers of all backgrounds, The Fishing Creek Confederacy: A Story of Civil War Draft Resistance is a thoughtful, evenhanded look at the organized resistance to President Lincoln's policies during the Civil War, especially the Union draft, in Pennsylvania's Columbia County.
This extensive body of oral traditions also explained how peoples such as the Yuchis and Hitchitees, who had substantially different languages and histories from the Muskogee-speaking towns like Coweta and Kasihta, became part of the Creek confederacy and ultimately the Creek Nation.
It was promised to the entire Muskogean language family: the Choctaw, the Chickasaw, the Seminole (along with some of their Mikasuki cousins), and the diverse peoples of the Creek Confederacy (including the Maskoke Creek, Alabama, Quassarte, and the Hitchiti, to name a few) and the non-Muskogean-speaking peoples who came with the Confederacy: the Euchee, the Natchez, and the Yamasee.
Because Okfuskee enjoyed such a privileged place in Charlestown's trade, its leaders were jealous when in the 1750s the larger Creek Confederacy began to favor Savannah and Lower Creek towns in Georgia's favor grew prominent in Creek national affairs.
Two hundred years ago, the Creek confederacy stretched across a significant chunk of the American South, encompassing parts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
By 1791 William Bartram, son of the Quaker botanist John Bartram, wrote as follows in his exhaustively titled Travels through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Counttr, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Choctaws; Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of those Regions, together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians:
The weekend of 30 August 1813 Tensaw regional militia got word from friendly Choctaw scouts and spies that a huge force of warriors, known as "Red Sticks" from the Upper Towns of the Creek Confederacy, were headed down river.