That's the real difficult part when there are labels tossed around. They are attached to real people. That is a good context with the Creek one Jim. It still boggles my mind that all of the SouthEastern Tribes are on the 'Creek' Roll. My Helton was Cherokee, but on the Creek Roll. Hubby's grandmother way back was Natchez, but on the Creek Roll. If one is real lazy, they could look on the Creek Roll and find an ancestor and say they were Creek when in fact they may well have been anything but. The Roll makes no distinction on the tribe. The Seminole have their own set of problems with this. Because there were so many runaway slaves who joined the Seminole and Members of other tribes who may have escaped the removal or the massacre (take your pick on that) and they intermarried. I love the look of pure shock on a kids face when I tell them Osceola was NOT Seminole. You'd think I'd poisoned the well. He was Creek. William Powell, aka Osceola was Creek but there's not one word of it in the Florida History textbook.