American Indian culture of the Southeast
- The Southeastern region of North America was an agriculturally productive region for many different Native American tribes living in the area.
- Mississippian culture, dominant in the Southeast, drew in immense wealth, allowing natives to build enormous mounds and organized urban centers.
- The Southeastern American Indians, namely the Five Civilized Tribes, created chiefdoms and later, alliances with the colonists. This earned them the “civilized” title, yet in practice, many of the tribes became socially and economically stratified.