Creek Indian Clans

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Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes. The Creek clans follow, those marked with an asterisk being extinct; the final algi means ‘people':

  1. Ahalakalgi (Bog potato),
  2. Aktayatsalgi,
  3. Atchialgi (Maize),
  4. *Chukotalgi (toad). An extinct Creek clan, closely affiliated with the Toad or Sopaktalgi clan.
  5. Fusualgi (Bird), The Forest Bird (?) clan of the Creeks
  6. Halpadalgi (Alligator),
  7. *Hlahloalgi (Fish), An extinct Creek clan.
  8. Hutalgalgi (Wind), A principal Creek clan.
  9. *Isfanalgi, An extinct clan of the Creeks, said by Gatschet to be seemingly analogous to the Ishpani phratry and clan of the Chickasaw.
  10. Itamalgi,
  11. Itchhasualgi (Beaver), (itchhasua ‘beaver’, algi ‘people’). A Creek clan. Gatschet, Creek Migration Legends, i, 155, 1884
  12. Itchualgi (Deer),
  13. Katsalgi (Panther),
  14. Koakotsalgi (Wild-cat),
  15. Kunipalgi (Skunk),
  16. * Muklasalgi,
  17. Nokosalgi (Bear),
  18. * Odshisalgi (Hickory-nut),
  19. * Okilisa,
  20. *Oktchunualgi (Salt),
  21. Osanalgi (Otter),
  22. *Pahosalgi,
  23. Sopaktalgi (Toad),
  24. Takusalgi (Mole),
  25. Tsulalgi (Fox),
  26. * Wahlakalgi,
  27. Wotkalgi (Raccoon),
  28. Yahalgi (Wolf).

MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. Web. 21 January 2015. - Last updated on May 6th, 2013


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