Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Daily Life in Cusseta
— Creek Heritage Trail —
Creek villages were led by Miccos, or council chiefs.
Each Micco was chosen by his skill in oration, diplomacy, and warfare. These leaders were held in esteem both for their bravery and their persuasive ability in the town councils. Next in authority to the Micco was the Tus-Te-Ne-Nul-Gee, or Head Warrior, followed by other councilors, and speakers.
A deeply spiritual people, religious and symbolic ceremonies were very important
Ancestors figured prominently in the Creek belief systems and worldview, as they felt those who had come before guided them in important ways. Ancestors were also a very important component of Creeks' strong attachment to the land. Gravesites were strong connections with the past, and many Creeks believed the spirits of the deceased remained in the lands in which they lived and died. Burial grounds often lay close to family huti, sometimes directly underneath the main house.
Erected 2014 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Columbia State University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Native Americans.
Location. 32° 23.195′ N, 84° 57.521′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from South Lumpkin Road, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus GA 31903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cusseta: A Center for International Diplomacy (here, next to this marker); Creek Agriculture (here, next to this marker); The Creek Town of Cusseta (here, next to this marker); The "Chattahoochee Choo Choo" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to the American Revolutionary War Infantryman (approx. ¼ mile away); 70th Infantry Div. (approx. ¼ mile away); Operation Just Cause (approx. ¼ mile away); World Trade Center Beam Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.