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Indian Homes - Creek & Cherokee

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Video from Eric Day YouTube Channel

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SS2H2 The student will describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, ways of making a living, and accomplishments. a.Describe the regions in Georgia where the Creeks and Cherokees lived and how the people used their local resources. b.Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to Georgians today.
This video compared the differences between the Creek and Cherokee house to today's houses. Many of the same materials used to build house from then are still used today. The houses today are much bigger and sturdier. The villages have a town center just like our towns and cities also have where our counsel members meet to govern our cities. The structures are the houses are circular and had grass walls. Some house had straight walls and grass roofs to keep the rain out. Cherokees had summer and winter houses. The summer houses were rectangular houses. The winter homes were small, round homes also called sweat houses where the sick were taken. When settlers came along the Indians copied the settlers and built their houses by stacking logs and using shingles for their roofs.

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