Green Corn Ceremony
The Green Corn Ceremony was celebrated by the Creek, Cherokee, Seminole,Yuchi, and Iroquois Indians as well as other Native American tribes.The festival typically lasts for three days for all tribes and includes numerous different activities that vary from tribe to tribe. During the ceremony they gave thanks for corn, rain, sun, and good harvest. It is also a religion renewal. Members of the tribe join at a religious gathering and stand with heads bent to show reverence. Another part of the religious ceremony is the busk. The word busk comes from the word boskita and means to fast. The Creek New Year is marked with this part of the ceremony. At this time, members of the tribe clean out homes, throw out ashes, and buy or make new clothes. All the filth and broken items from the tribe are put into one common heap and burned. It is an outward sign of the inward renewal to their religion.