- actually the Muscogee people, called the Creek by early settlers
- descendants of the Mississippian culture indians, mound builders from 2000-1500 years ago
- early Spanish explorers kidnapped Creeks and enslaved them in the Caribean plantations
- Creek Chiefs owned African slaves and cotton plantations from New Orleans to Washington DC
- Leaders attempted to settle a land dispute with the Choctaw nation (1790) with a ball game
- thought to be linked to the Etowah Indian Mounds, north and west of Acworth Ga.
- William Augustus Bowles of Maryland explored Georgia and married two wives, a Mucogee and a Cherokee in the late 18th century