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Shawnee Indians

By: Francis Blackwell & Corey Sterner. Shawnee Indians. information. Word Shawnee comes from Algonquin word “shawun” which means southern. Population: About 10,000 Lived in Wigwams. Historically inhabited areas of Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky Indiana, Western Maryland, and PA.

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Shawnee Indians

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  1. By: Francis Blackwell & Corey Sterner Shawnee Indians

  2. information • Word Shawnee comes from Algonquin word “shawun” which means southern. • Population: About 10,000 • Lived in Wigwams.

  3. Historically inhabited areas of Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky Indiana, Western Maryland, and PA. Today there are 3 tribes all residing in Oklahoma. Where they lived

  4. Culture • Children participated in sports such as running and swimming. Also practiced archery. • Men were hunters and warriors • Women did domestic labor such as cooking, planting gardens, making blankets and weaving baskets, etc.

  5. Didn’t at first wear clothing. Men wear loincloths. Wore legging and breechcloths down to their knees. Also wore caps of furs and skins. Women saved clothes for special occasions. They wore moccasins in the summer and snowshoes in the winter. Braves wore bandanas with feathers. Appearance

  6. Believed in Moneto, supreme being who ruled the universe and gave blessings upon those that earned it and sorrow who disfavored him. Each Shawnee judge of his own conduct. Golden rule of Shawnees is “Do not kill or injure your neighbor, because it is not him that you injure it is yourself that you injure. Do good to him and therefore add to his days of happiness and add to your own. Beliefs and religion

  7. Religious Ceremonies tied with agricultural cycle. In spring, the Bread Dance indicated planting time. Green Corn Dance celebrated ripening of crops. Autumn Bread Dance celebrated harvest.

  8. Famous shawneeindians • Tecumseh – was a leader who tried to unite the tribes against American expansion. • Blue Jacket – predecessor to Tecumseh and leader in Northern Indian War. Signed treaty of Greenville where much of Ohio became US land. • Cornstalk – predecessor to Blue Jacket; led Shawnee in Dunmore’s War.

  9. http://www.ehow.com/about_4568956_the-shawnee-indians.html http://www.tolatsga.org/shaw.html http://www.merceronline.com/Native/native02.htm http://www.bigorrin.org/shawnee_kids.htm Works cited

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