Muscogee (Creek) Tribes


Creek Indians Tribal Origin: Muskhogean FamilyNative Name: Mvskoke, from the Muscogee branch of the Muskhogean FamilyHome Territories: Alabama, Florida, Georgia and eventually OklahomaLanguages: Muscogee, Hittite, Koasati, Yuchi, Natchez and ShawneeAlliances: Some sided with the Americans, while others with the British during Revolutionary War. Sided with the North during the United States Civil WarEnemies: Choctaw Living in Georgia and Alabama, the Creek were a dominant tribe of the southeast. Their homes consisted of huts shingled with wood or grass built around a plaza that held a rotunda used for dancing, religious ceremonies, and games. Rooted firmly in their communities, the Creek had vast farms and raised livestock. The Creek first encountered Europeans when the Spanish established missions in their area. During the colonial era, they were allies of the British against the Spanish. The Creeks went to war with the U.S. in the early 1800s and fought bitterly for their land. When the Creek War of 1814 ended, the U.S. government forced the tribe to relocate to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) and seized Creek land as their own. Famous Muskogee / Creek Indians
 

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Citizenship criteria for the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma

The criteria for citizenship is that you must trace back to a direct ancestor listed on the 1906 Dawes Roll by issuance of birth and/or death certificates.

Enrollment requirements for the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma

The criteria for citizenship is that you must trace back to a direct ancestor listed on the 1906 Dawes Roll by issuance of birth and/or death certificates.

History of the Georgia Creek Indians
The history of early Georgia is largely the history of the Creek Indians. For most of Georgia’s colonial period, Creeks outnumbered both European colonists and enslaved Africans and occupied more land than these newcomers. Not until the 1760s did the Creeks become a minority population in Georgia. They ceded the balance of their lands to the new state in the 1800s. Continue reading

How to become a member of the Poarch Creek Indians
Most of Georgia was home to the Creek Confederacy
Overview of the Creek Indian Tribe
Some Creeks had owned slaves prior to 1865, and by treaty they were required to adopt them into the tribe
The Creeks were overwhelmingly opposed to allotment
The Dawes Commission adopted a very narrow view of their powers
The Dawes Commission and the Enrollment of the Creeks
Where to start in your search for Creek or Muskoke ancestors