“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Eufaula in McIntosh County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Green Corn Dance

Green Corn Dance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, March 26, 2013
1. Green Corn Dance Marker
Inscription. Greatest ceremonial rite of Creek Indians was Green Corn Dance. It was held at time of year when before corn had fully matured and while grains were soft. Dance was celebration of harvest season and was of intense religious devotion.

In preparation for festival old fires were extinguished and new ones lighted from old fire embers. Main fire was placed in center of square area. Around this central fire men, women, and children, dressed in colorful costumes, danced, chanted, and sang. After rites were completed, green corn was served to all. Choctaws and other tribes had similar ceremonies.

This marker erected in vicinity of where Creeks held Corn Dances.
Erected 1966 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
Location. 35° 16.958′ N, 95° 35.484′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Oklahoma, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Forest Avenue west of South 6th Street when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot of the Choctaw Nation Health Clinic. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 W Forrest Ave, Eufaula OK 74432, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Alexander Posey (approx. half a mile away); City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot (approx. 13.4 miles away); Paul Henry Carr (approx. 13.4 miles away); 116 South Broadway (approx. 13 miles away); Towry Brothers Building (approx. 13 miles away); Kniseley and Long Building (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
Categories. Native Americans
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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