Green Corn Ceremony


The Creek and Cherokee celebrate the Green Corn Ceremony because they are giving thanks for a bountiful crop of corn. It is a religious ceremony that celebrates the renewal of life.


This event occurs when the second crop of corn ripens witch is in July and August each year. In some of the smaller towns the event takes place for 4 days and in the larger towns it is 8 days. The ceremony is a time for forgiving debts and acknowledging the importance of life.


The Creek and Cherokee Indians celebrate the Green Corn Ceremony in many ways. A time of giving thanks, singing, dancing, and indulging in food are just to name a few. They also clean their villages and break their old pottery.


Dear Family and Friends,

First, I am very thankful for my family. My mother helps me to grow up to be a polite young lady. She also teaches me how to cook. My father takes me shopping and helps me through difficult times. My grandparents are very supportive of all the clubs and activities I participate in. My family supports me with positive influence.

Next, I am thankful for all my friends. They are super supportive of me during difficult times. We text late into the night; laughing and sometimes being silly. Whenever anyone needs help, many friends are there to give support.

Finally, I am thankful for my good health. I rarely have to go to the doctor. I haven’t ever broken a bone. My eyesight and hearing are good. I am blessed to have so many family and friends that encourage and love me.

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