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Tribal Directory Locations: Georgia

<p>Georgia had several tribes that were its original inhabitants. However, many followed the same cultural practices or were smaller divisions of a more prominent Native tribe. The first tribes to call Georgia home included the Cherokee, Creek, Hitchiti, Oconee, Miccosukee, Apalachee, Timucua, Yamasee, and Guale Indians. Creek Natives had the largest territory in the state and absorbed tribes like the Hitchiti, Oconee, and Miccosukee. The Creek and Cherokee separated their towns into symbolic red and white groups, set apart for war and peace ceremonials. Tribes in Georgia relied heavily on traditional Native American crops, like beans, squash, and corn, which the women cultivated and tended. Some tribes, like the Cherokee, also wove intricate baskets, made pottery, and crafted tools and weapons from stone. Today, there are no federally recognized tribes in Georgia, although the state government recognizes three. </p>
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