According to historical reports, the Creek Indians, also known as the Muscogee, lived along river valleys in Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida and South Carolina. Present-day Creek Indians reside mainly in the southeastern region of the United States. If you’re doing a report on the Creek Indians for school, they have a culturally rich background filled with traditions and customs that can inspire you to create a well-rounded project. There are a variety of ways you can present your school project to make it interesting and appealing to others.
Put together a history board chronicling important dates and events in Creek Indian history. Attach pictures and written information to a large poster board or three-panel cardboard presentation display. Glue small cultural artifacts and relics to your board such as arrowheads, blades and other items they might have used.
Create a diorama of a Creek Indian village. Use a shoe box or piece of cardboard to hold your display and include miniature trees, Indian and animal figurines, replicas of huts and anything else you may need to bring your village to life. Aim for presenting your diorama in the correct size proportions and scale. For example, if you have a tree replica and an Indian figurine as a part of your diorama, the Indian should not be taller than the tree.
Slide Show Presentation
Create a slide show presentation of the Creek Indians. Include historical and present-day pictures of their homes, clothes, food and modes of transportation such as canoes. Write a narrative to accompany your slide show as well as add traditional Creek Indian background music.
Bring photos of traditional Creek Indian clothing the day your project is due and give an oral presentation on their history, traditions and customs. Prepare a traditional Indian Creek food and share samples with your classmates after your presentation.