The Apalachee were a Native American tribe who originally lived in the Florida Panhandle and parts of Georgia and Alabama. They were part of the larger Creek Indian confederacy and had a complex society with a hierarchical government and advanced agricultural practices.
They were known for their cultivation of maize, beans, and other crops, as well as their skilled use of the bow and arrow for hunting.
In the early 18th century, the Apalachee were one of the most powerful tribes in the Southeast. However, their population was severely reduced by disease and warfare with other tribes and European colonizers.
In the late 1700s, the tribe was forced to relocate to Louisiana and Mississippi as part of the Indian Removal Act. Today, there are still a small number of people who identify as Apalachee and some of them trying to revive the culture.