'Creek House in 1791', North America.
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Engraving made in 1855 by S H Gimber after J C Tidball, showing a log cabin and its inhabitants. The Creeks, an agricultural people, were so-called by white settlers because they lived mainly near rivers and creeks, The Native American population of the Americas was drastically reduced after the arrival of the Europeans due to war, disease, forced removal and relocation, and the destruction of traditional ways of life. Illustration from 'Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Part 5' by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), published in Philadelphia in 1855.