Social organization and social usages of the Indians of the Creek confederacy
U.S. Govt. Print. Off. • Washington, Dc • Published In 1928 • Pages: 23-472
By: Swanton, John Reed.
AbstractThis document is the first part of a comprehensive ethnography of the Indians of the Creek confederacy. The second part, that deals with religion and medicine will be found in document 2:Swanton. Swanton has worked with historical materials as well as directly with Creek remnants in Oklahoma. Large sections of the document are quotations from earlier writers who had direct contact with functioning traditional Creek culture. Most of the work is concerned with descriptions of Muskogee, Alabama, and Hitchiti-speaking groups. However, frequent reference is made to Chickasaw, Choctaw, Natchez, Cherokee, and other southeastern tribes. Swanton includes sections on Creek traditional history, Creek towns and town organization, law and government, kinship, and general customs. Diagrams of town squares and seating arrangements therein are furnished in all possible cases. Swanton has organized in tabular form lists of Creek towns and their associations with each other, as well as Creek clans and clan-linkages.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Eastern Woodlands
- Document Type
- W. W. Stein; 1956; John Beierle; 2008
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- southeastern United States and Oklahoma
- by John R. Swanton
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-472)
- Creek Indians