Shawnee people

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Shawnee Prophet, Tenskwatawa.jpg
The Shawnee Prophet, Tenskwatawa (1775–1836), ca. 1820, portrait by Charles Bird King
Total population
7,584 enrolled,[1] 14,000 self-identified
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( Pennsylvania,  Maryland,  South Carolina,  Virginia,  Indiana,  Illinois,  Alabama,  Missouri,  Kansas and  Oklahoma); formerly  Kentucky,  Ohio, and  West Virginia[1]
Shawnee, English
traditional religions and Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Miami, Menominee[2]

The Shawnee people are a Native American tribe that originated in Tennessee.

History[change | change source]

1800s[change | change source]

On November 7, 1825, a treaty was signed to move the Shawnee people from Ohio to Kansas.[3]

Famous leaders[change | change source]

A famous leader of the Shawnee tribe is Tecumseh.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission. Oklahoma Indian Nations Pocket Pictorial. Archived February 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine 2008.
  2. "Algonquian, Algic". Ethnologue. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. Shawnee treaty