Mus·​co·​gee mə-ˈskō-gē How to pronounce Muscogee (audio)
variants or Muskogee
plural Muscogee or Muscogees or Muskogee or Muskogees : a member of the people who comprised the nucleus of the Creek confederacy : creek sense 2a

Note: The Muscogee existed as a confederacy of tribes, with members known to English settlers as Creek, in the southeastern U.S. before their forcible removal to Indian Territory in 1836 to 1840. Present-day members live under the name Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

: the Muskogean language of this people : creek sense 2b
also : the dialect of Creek spoken in Oklahoma

Examples of Muscogee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After his case was dismissed in state court in 2021, he was not immediately charged by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Chris Cameron,, 3 June 2023 But what had happened was a treaty had been signed to protect this last nine county area for the Muscogee Creek people. How To Save A Country, The New Republic, 22 June 2023 The documentary traces the battle for a free press within the Muscogee Creek Nation, a sovereign tribe in Oklahoma. Tommy Cummings, Dallas News, 13 June 2023 An arrest warrant was issued for Wilson days later and remains active, according to the Muscogee Nation. Chris Cameron,, 3 June 2023 An arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Wilson days later and remains active, according to the Muscogee Nation. Mark Walker, New York Times, 3 June 2023 Indian Springs State Park For centuries, Muscogee Creek Native Americans used the sulfuric water from regional springs here for its healing properties. Carrie Dennis, Travel + Leisure, 13 May 2023 The forest, nicknamed the Weelaunee Forest, is a tribute to the Muscogee (Creek) native tribe that occupied the land up until the 1820s. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 1 May 2023 The Okefenokee swamp is also part of the ancestral homeland of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, which opposes the mining. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


Creek ma·skó·ki, maskó·ki, a self-designation

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Muscogee was in 1751

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Cite this Entry

“Muscogee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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