Green Corn Dance

Green Corn Dance (HM17LC)

Location: Eufaula, OK 74432 McIntosh County
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N 35° 16.958', W 95° 35.484'

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The greatest ceremonial rite of Creek Indians was Green Corn Dance. It was held at time of year when before corn had fully matured and while grains were soft. Dance was celebration of harvest season and was of intense religious devotion.

In preparation for festival old fires were extinguished and new ones lighted from old fire embers. Main fire was placed in center of square area. Around this central fire men, women, and children, dressed in colorful costumes, danced, chanted, and sang. After rites were completed, green corn was served to all. Choctaws and other tribes had similar ceremonies.

This marker erected in vicinity of where Creeks held Corn Dances.
HM NumberHM17LC
Year Placed1966
Placed ByOklahoma Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 3:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 264319 N 3907466
Decimal Degrees35.28263333, -95.59140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 16.958', W 95° 35.484'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 16' 57.48" N, 95° 35' 29.04" W
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Area Code(s)918
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 806 Forest Ave, Eufaula OK 74432, US
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