Creek Tribe: History, Facts & Culture


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The Creeks, prior to the 1500s, were organized under a:

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1. The Creeks originally called themselves the:

2. The Creeks built mounds to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess what you know about the major points in the history of the Creek Tribe. You will be quizzed on aspects of their culture, trade, conflicts and treatment by the whites.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • How the Creek Indians were organized prior to the 1600s
  • What the Creek Indians called themselves before the Europeans referred to them as 'Creek'
  • Why the Creeks built mounds
  • What the Creeks traded other Indians as slaves for
  • Whether the Creeks did or did not walk the Trail of Tears
  • What the Creek Civil War was also called

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the history of the Creek Tribe from the 1700s through 1836
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Creek culture and trade practices
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the treatment of the Creek Indians following the War of 1812 and their own civil war

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Creek Tribe: History, Facts & Culture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify who the Creek Tribe was
  • Relate the reasons why the tribe built mounds
  • Detail what happened to the tribe following interaction with Spanish explorers in the 1500s
  • Explain the tribe's trade practices
  • Discuss the treaties which led to the Creek giving up their land
  • Provide details about the Creek Civil War
  • Note how the Creek gave up their entire land in Georgia
  • Inform the reader what happened to the Creeks during the 1830s