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What kind of houses did the Creek Indians live in?

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Creek Indians lived in long one- or two-room single-family houses with porches that ran the length of the house. Most had thatched roofs covered with grass and were plastered together with clay.

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Creeks often had two houses, one for summer and one for winter. Both homes were in the same village and centered around a central plaza; with this setup, families would simply move a few feet with the change of seasons. While providing warmth in the winter and relief from the heat in the summer, the setup also served as a way to fool enemy tribes into believing the village housed more people than it actually did.

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