The Muscogee (or Muskogee), also known as the Creek are a Native American people originally from the southeastern United States. Modern Muscogees live primarily in Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
The Muscogee were the first Native Americans to be "civilized" under George Washington's civilization plan. In the 19th century, the Muscogee were known as one of the "Five Civilized Tribes", because they had integrated numerous cultural and technological practices of their more recent European American neighbors. In 1811, the Shawnee leader Tecumseh convinced a faction of the Muscogee to resist the efforts of civilization. The Creek War, begun as a civil war within the Muscogee Nation, enmeshed them in the War of 1812.
During Indian Removal of 1830, most of the Muscogee Nation moved to Indian Territory.
Creek Nation in Trail of GloryEdit