Creek Indians


Creek Indians
   A confederacy of the Muskhogean family. Known to the English as occupying what are now the states of Alabama and Florida. First visited by the Spaniards, under De Soto, in 1540. As a result of the Creek War, in 1813-1814, they were removed by the American government to Indian Territory, between 1835 and 1840.
   Index: Hd War with, 69; character of, 70; their raids in Georgia, 91; Gage's opinion of, 98.
   Bib.: Hodge, Handbook of American Indians.

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