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CREEK INDIAN CEREMONY

IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES, THE CREEK INDIANS HOLD AN ANNUAL
4-8 DAY RELIGIOUS CEREMONY IN JULY OR AUGUST WHEN THE CROPS MATURE.
THE MALES DRINK PASSA OR BLACK DRINK FOR PURIFICATION. DANCING
CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE CEREMONY. FIRES ARE KINDLED IN THE
INDIVIDUAL HOMES FROM A COMMON FIRE BUILT OUT IN THE SQUARE GROUND.
BOTH MEN AND WOMEN PURIFY THEMSELVES BY RUBBING ASHES OVER THEIR
BODIES AND PLUNGE INTO THE WATER.

Where learned: NO LOCATION INDICATED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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