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Shawnee Culture and History

As a complement to our Shawnee language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Shawnee people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Shawnee history is interesting and important, but the Shawnee are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Shawnee Websites

Shawnee Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Shawnee Indian language.
Shawnee Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Shawnee culture.
Shawnee Legends:
    Collection of Shawnee Indian legends and folktales.

Shawnee Tribal and Community Links

Official home pages of individual Shawnee nations in the United States, with information about tribal leadership, services, culture, and events:
Eastern Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma;
Absentee Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma

Maps of Shawnee Lands

Kentucky Indian Map * Ohio Indian Map * Pennsylvania Indian Map * Tennessee Indian Map * Illinois Indian Map:
    Indiana Indian Map * West Virginia Indian Map * Maryland Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Shawnee Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southern Algonquians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Shawnee, Menominee, Illini, and other tribes.

Shawnee Lifestyle and Tradition

Shawnee Traditions:
    Shawnee culture, language, and ethnohistory.
Shawnee Native Americans:
    Overview of Shawnee social structure and traditional customs.
Prairie Region Native Clothes * Shawnee Regalia * Indian Clothing * Indian Hairstyle * Feathered Headdresses:
    Traditional Shawnee clothing and other Midwest Indian dress.
Shawnee Regalia:
    Detailed discussion of Shawnee, Sauk, and Potawatomi basic dress, regalia, and hairstyles.
American Indian Religion:
    Advice for people researching traditional Shawnee religion and other Native American spirituality.
Sassafrass Cherry Tea:
    Traditional Shawnee recipe.
Eastern Shawnee Flag:
    Shawnee flags.
Absentee Shawnee License Plates * Eastern Shawnee License Plates * Loyal Shawnee License Plate:
    Oklahoma Shawnee license plates.

Shawnee Literature and Arts

Native American Authors: Shawnee Tribe:
    Four Shawnee authors, their lives and work
American Indian Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Shawnee and other native art.

Shawnee Politics, Issues, and News

The Shawnee Sun:
    Siwinowe Kesibwi, the first Indian-language newspaper printed in the United States.
    Newsletter of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.

Shawnee History and Biography

Shawnee History:
    Tribal history of the Shawnee Indians.
Shawnee Indians:
    History of the Shawnee Indian tribe in Ohio.
The Shawnee in the War of 1812:
    Article on the role the Shawnee tribe played in the War of 1812.
Indians of Indiana:
    History of tribal migrations through Indiana, with a map showing the Shawnee journeys.
If These Walls Could Talk * Shawnee Indian Mission:
    Articles about the Shawnee Mission school in Kansas, one of the few 19th-century Indian schools built on tribal land.
Tecumseh * The Panther Passing Across * Tecumseh, the Shooting Star * Tecumseh:
    Articles about the great Shawnee leader Tecumseh.
Tenskwatawa, the Open Door * Tenskwatawa the Prophet * Tenskwatawa:
    Articles about the Shawnee prophet Tenskwatawa.
Chief Blackfish:
    Articles about Shawnee principal chief Blackfish.
Four Directions: Shawnee:
    Timeline and links about Shawnee history.

Shawnee Genealogy

Shawnee Chiefs and Leaders:
    Genealogical information for descendants of Shawnee leaders.
Shawnee Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Shawnee Indian descendants.
Native American Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Shawnee and other American Indian ancestors.

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Books for sale on the Shawnee
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Cummings' Vocabulary of Shawnee * Denny's Vocabulary of Shawnee * Ridout's Vocabulary of Shawnee:
    Shawnee dictionaries for sale.
Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership * Tecumseh, A Life * Panther in the Sky:
    Tecumseh's Last Stand * The Shawnee Prophet * A Sorrow in Our Hearts:
    Books about the Shawnee leaders Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa.
The Shawnee * The Shawnee Indians:
    Books about Shawnee history and culture.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Shawnees and Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Shawnee: * Shawnee Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles about the Shawnee Indians.
   Shawnee Indians in Kansas:
   Bibliography of research materials from the Kansas State Historical Society.
   Los Shawne:
   Information about the Shawnee tribe in Spanish.

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