What type of food did they grow?
The Three Sisters: Corn, beans, squash
The Creek and Cherokee were farming people. The main food grown and eaten
by the Cherokee and Creek was known as the “Three Sisters"; maize
(corn), beans, and squash. Besides these foods the Cherokee and Creek grew
many other foods such as sweet potatoes, sunflowers, and potatoes, and
The women did the farming and planted and harvested the crops. Young girls
helped their mothers by gathering wild plants, nuts, and berries. They also
helped prepare the food; such as pounding the maize to make cornbread.
What type of food did they hunt?
bear deer blow gun
In addition to being farmers the Creek and Cherokee were also hunters. The
men were responsible for hunting. The men used blowguns, spears, and bows
and arrows to kill the animals. They hunted deer, turkeys, and bears. In addition,
they also made traps to catch fish in the streams.