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The Mvskoke language was historically the common language spoken in the villages.
False.

The Mvskoke language is the ceremonial language of the Creek confedracy. Villages had their own languages.
The term 'Mekusapvlke' was a term used before Christianity was introduced.
False.

Mekusapvlke - those who turn back to the leader (Jesus)-was a term made after Christianity was introduced.
The Mvskoke people are matrilineal, matriarchal, and matrilocal people. Women run the show.
True.

Women are considered to have a special insight men don't always have. Many southeastern tribes also share these features.
Mvskoke people are traditionally powwow people. This is why the various Creek/Seminole governments often sponsor their own.
False.

The powwow comes from the Plains peoples, e.g. Osage. However, powwows have become popular all over 'Indian Country.'
The Posketv is a time of renewal for the Mvskoke people.
True.

The Posketv, a verb which literally means to fast, refers to the Green Corn Ceremony.
Mvskoke people are often called "Creeks" because of a name the Choctaw people had for the Mvskokvlke.
False.

Mvskoke people were called "Creeks" simply because villages were often built near them.
Tobacco is considered to be holy, a gift from the Creator. Never mind what health officials tell us.
True.

In traditional life, tobacco is not abused or used merely for 'enjoyment' as cigarettes or snuff is by Americans or other foreigners.