The Hecete Tribe originated in the southeastern United
The Creek term ahitchita meaning to "look up" has been generally accepted s the origin of the name Hecete or Hitchiti.
The Hecete although classified as part of the Muskogean
linguistic family, actually spoke a dialect that is different from the Muskogee
The Hecete were an ancient tribal group who lived in southern Georgia and northern Florida long before the arrival of the Muskogean proper to that region.
The Hecete were considered the "mother" town of the lower Creek towns of the Creek Confederacy.
The Hecete migrated with the Seminoles to Florida and to Indian Territory, later Oklahoma.
The Hecete settled in the northern part of Seminole Territory.
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