Definition of Creek noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kriːk//
; NAmE NAmE//kriːk//
(pl. Creek, Creeks)
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a member of a Native American people, many of whom now live in the US state of Oklahoma Word Originfrom creek, because they lived beside the waterways of the flatlands of Georgia and Alabama, USA. Culture The Creek were mostly farmers, originally in the states of Alabama and Georgia. They were one of the Five Civilized Tribes. Under their leader Tecumseh they were defeated by General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814) in Alabama. They were then moved to the West.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Creek