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Southeastern Tribes

Southeastern tribes lived in states like Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama. They were hunters and gatherers. Some of them moved from one area to another but the majority stayed in the same area. It just depended on where they lived and how much food was available. Some of the Southeastern tribes include Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole.

Southeastern Tribes – Shelter

Some of the tribes lived in round homes much like wigwams – made from logs and sticks, then covered with grass. There was a hole in the top so light could enter. A few tribes had two-storey frame houses covered with bark, others had thatch-roofed houses

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Southeastern Tribes – Food

The food hasn’t changed that much over the years. It’s still the same typical diet of southeastern diets. They ate cornpones, corn bread, hominy grits, tomatoes, potatoes and sweet potatoes. They also had more possum, bear and most other available meats, but rarely pork. Turkey was a regular meal as well as veggies.

Southeastern Tribes – Clothing

Some of the Southeastern tribes were into bright colors, while others probably didn’t have that option. In the summer the woman usually went naked from the waist up. In the winter they wore moss and wool. One of the styles of clothing that became popular later on was a long skirt and a cloth that went over the shoulders.

Southeastern Tribes – Ceremonies

The Green Corn Festival was one of the most important ceremonies. It happened in the fall. Chanting shamans and warriors circled a cooking fire, carrying corn. After the corn was boiled, it was hung up above the fire as a sacred offering to the Great Spirit. A new fire was built and enough corn for the entire village was made while people danced.

Southeastern Tribes – Did U Know?

Southeastern tribes were famous for intermarriage. The Shawnee Chief, Blue Jacket, was an adopted Caucasian. There was even an African American, John Horse, who was a Seminole warrior. Many others were a mix of races and tribes. Nobody cared as long as the culture didn’t change and was kept alive.

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The Native American tribe that I have included information on is the:

Cherokee Tribe

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Please visit the following sites to find information about the Cherokee for the creation of your I poem:

Facts for Kids: Cherokee Indians

Cherokee in the Olden Times

Cherokee Language

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Links for other Southeastern Tribes:

Southeast Woodland Indians

Everglades Seminole

Native Americans in the Southeast

Southeastern Indian Tribes and Languages

Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Native Americans

Cherokee Indians
Cherokee Indians

Cherokee Indian woman grinding corn
Cherokee Indian woman grinding corn

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