Five Civilized Tribes

group of Native Americans in the southeastern US (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek (Muscogee), Seminole) regarded by white people as ‘civilized’ due to adoption of attributes of Anglo-American culture

The Five Civilized Tribes is the term applied to five Native American nations, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole, considered civilized by white settlers during that time period because they adopted many of the colonists' customs and had generally good relations with their neighbors.

Gallery of the Five Civilized Tribes. The portraits were drawn/painted between 1775 and 1850.