The Creek Nation were formed as a Native American Indian confederacy of tribes centred in the north of the modern state of Georgia. The Creek Nation are also known in the modern era as the Muskogee.

The Nation's name is taken from the English-language designation for the Ocheese Creek (also known as the Ocmulgee River). All member tribes of the confederation took the name Creek.

The modern capitol of the Creek Nation is Okmulgee, Oklahoma. At the time of writing, the Nation's peak officeholders were Principal Chief: R. Perry Beaver and Second Chief: A. D. Ellis.

The Nation's home page can be reached at

Creek (kr?k), n. [AS. crecca; akin to D. kreek, Icel. kriki crack, nook; cf. W. crig crack, crigyll ravine, creek. Cf. Crick, Crook.]


A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.

Each creek and cavern of the dangerous shore. Cowper.

They discovered a certain creek, with a shore. Acts xxvii. 39.


A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.

Lesser streams and rivulets are denominated creeks. Goldsmith.


Any turn or winding.

The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands. Shak.


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Creeks (kr?ks), n. pl.; sing. Creek. Ethnol.

A tribe or confederacy of North American Indians, including the Muskogees, Seminoles, Uchees, and other subordinate tribes. They formerly inhabited Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.


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