Tecumseh (U.S. National Park Service)

Tecumseh (U.S. National Park Service) Portrait of Shawnee chief Tecumseh based on sketch by Benson John Lossing Attributed to Owen Staples Quick Facts Significance:Shawnee leader Place of Birth:Scioto River, Ohio Date of Birth:March 9, 1768 Place of Death:Chatham-Kent, Canada Date of Death:October 5, 1813 Tecumseh began life in the Shawnee village of Piqua, Ohio on […]

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George Blanchard’s Shawnee Language Revitalization

George Blanchard’s Shawnee Language Revitalization Absentee-Shawnee Elder George Blanchard’s Shawnee language classes were profiled on the PBS show “The American Experience” in 2009. George Blanchard describes the importance of the Shawnee language to the identity of the tribe. Colonial Williamsburg’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership provides American history and civics materials nationwide. For more […]

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Shawnee – Prehistory

Shawnee – Prehistory Fort Ancient Monongahela cultures by Herb Roe   Some scholars believe that the Shawnee are descendants of the people of the precontact Fort Ancient culture of the Ohio region, although this is not universally accepted.[5][6][7] Fort Ancient culture flourished from 1000 to 1650 CE among a people who predominantly inhabited lands along […]

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Shawnee Tribe: Genealogy

Shawnee Tribe Updated: January 13, 2015 | Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Native American, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia Shawnee Indians (from shawŭn, ‘south’; shawŭnogi, ‘southerners.’ ). Formerly a leading tribe of South Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. By reason of the indefinite character of their name, their wandering habits, their connection with […]

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