The history of the Muscogee (Creek) people--Muscogee is their ancestral name--and their traditions, mythology, and art date back to around AD 1500 with roots buried deep along the Mississippi River. In this richly illustrated exploration of Muscogee culture and history, readers will discover that these traditions are alive today. However, difficulties are not unknown to the Muscogee people. They suffered great losses along the Trail of Tears, but as a result, the Muscogee took up leadership in the activist movements of modern Native Americans. It is a culture that thrives today, and readers are invited to appreciate the past and glimpse into the future of the Muscogee.