Food


List the food eaten by the Creek and Cherokee.

 

 

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

 

pumpkins.

 

 

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.