What types of homes did the Creek and Cherokee live in?
The Cherokee and Creek people lived in settled villages of houses. The
houses were made of mud plaster with thatched roofs. The Cherokee and the
Creek had two different homes for the summer and winter seasons.
In the center of the villages was the Council House. The Council House was
used for meetings and was the most important building in the village. They also
built larger, seven-sided buildings for ceremonial purposes.
Most towns had a lacrosse field with benches for spectators. The Creek and
Cherokee played games on these fields.
Inside Creek and Cherokee Housing
Thatched Roof Housing Log Cabin Housing
Inside the homes were colorful rugs and baskets. Bear skins was used for the
bedding and chairs and other furniture was made from tree bark. Inside there
also were fireplaces for warmth in the winter.
Log Cabin Clapboard House
By the late 1700’s, many Cherokees and Creeks were living in log cabins.
Some also lived in clapboard houses like the white settlers.