Georgia Indian Tribes and Languages American Indian Language American Indian Culture What's new on our site today! Welcome to our Georgia State Facts section, part of an educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states. Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history of each Georgia tribe, or scroll below the map for Georgia Indian activities including a wordsearch, fact sheets, and words from the Native American languages of Georgia.
Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!Sponsored Links American Indians in Georgia The original natives of the area that is now Georgia included: Other Indian tribes were driven into Georgia after Europeans arrived: The Shawnee IndiansThe Yuchi Indians There are no federally recognized Indian tribes in Georgia today. Georgia's Native American tribes were evicted from the state during the 19th century, despite a Supreme Court ruling that it was unconstitutional to force them to leave.
Most tribes that once were native to Georgia ended up on Indian reservations in Oklahoma. If you click on the link for each tribe above, you can find more information about them.Of course, some native people remained behind in hiding. There are three tribes in Georgia which are recognized by the state as descendants of those people:The Cherokee Indians of Georgia:PO Box 337St. George, GA 31646The Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee:PO Box 1993, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533or PO Box 1915, Cumming, GA 30028http://www.
georgiatribeofeasterncherokee.com/ or http://www.thegeorgiatribeofeasterncherokee.com/The Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe:Rte 2, PO Box 370Whigham, GA 31797 Teaching and learning activities about Georgia Native Americans: Feel free to print these out for classroom use!Georgia Native American Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of Georgia's Indian tribes.Georgia Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native Georgia languages.
Georgia Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of Georgia animals.Write Your Name In Cherokee: Directions for using the Cherokee writing system to spell English names.Georgia Indian Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of Georgia. We currently have pages for the Cherokee, Miccosukee, Cherokee, Yuchi and Shawnee tribes. Recommended books about Georgia Native Americans: Archaeology and History of the Native Georgia Tribes History of Georgia's tribes from Paleo-Indian times to the present day.
The Georgia Gold Rush: Interesting history of the effects of gold mining on Georgia Native Americans.Georgia Indian Dictionary for Kids: Book on Native Americans in Georgia for grade-school kids.Encyclopedia of Georgia Indians: Thorough reference book about the Native American tribes of Georgia.The Politics of Indian Removal: History of the forced relocation of Alabama and Georgia Creek Indians to Oklahoma.
Cherokee Nation V. Georgia: Native American Rights: A good book on the Indian Removals of Georgia for younger readers.Only The Names Remain: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears: History of the Cherokee Indians in Georgia.Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes: Book of prehistoric Georgia Indian artifacts. Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Georgia state: Native Americans in North Georgia: Extensive information on Georgia Indian history and prehistory.
Georgia's Indian Heritage: Archaeology of Georgia, with prehistoric artifacts and maps.Indian Removal Act of 1830: History of the eviction of the Cherokees and other Indian tribes of Georgia.Cherokee Nation v. Georgia: The legal decision in favor of the Georgia Cherokee Indians written by John Marshall. Sponsored Links: Back to the index of Native American tribesBack to our index of Native American tribes by stateBack to our Native American website for kidsNative American dwellings Narragansett casino Blackfoot high school Heroines Native American artWould you like to sponsor our nonprofit work on Georgia languages? Native Languages of the Americas website � 1998-2015See Also: Family Pet Animal Hospital
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The word native has to do with where you're from. You're native to the country where you were born, and places have native plants and animals too. Things that are native are indigenous — they were born there. This is where the term Native Americans comes from — they were on this land before Europeans came over. Native plants were originally in a place — they weren't transplanted. The same is true of native animals.
Sometimes people born in a place are called natives, as in "You are a native of Cleveland." When you see the word native, think "born there."