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Nature volume 110, pages 646647 (11 November 1922) | Download Citation



THE CREEK INDIANS.-Mr. I. R. Swanton, in Bulletin 73 of the Bureau of American Ethnology, has followed up his study of the Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi valley (Bulletin 43) by an account of the Indians of the Creek Confederacy, about gooo of whom were enumerated in 19io. This report does not deal with field work among the tribe, which is reserved for later publication, but is an attempt to gather from documentary sources an account of their movements from the earliest times until they are caught up into the stream of later history, in which concealment is practically impossible. It justifies the author's claim that it is an encyclopedia of information regarding the early history of the south-eastern Indians. A full bibliography and good maps will do much to assist the student of the ethnology of the American Indians.

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