|VR Publish Date:
|Aug 27 2018
My family and I are part Shawnee so I thought that it would be cool to share some facts about the Shawnee Indians, I hope you enjoy.
The Shawnee are known to have lived in the Ohio Valley. The information that I have found says that they lived in Ohio in the 1600's. However the Shawnee were pushed out of the area by another tribe that did not want to share the good hunting land. That tribe was the Iroquois. After being driven out the Shawnee went into several different states including Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia. But over time the Iroquois grew weak giving the Shawnee Indians a chance to move back into Ohio. They made their home in the Lower Scioto River Valley area.
The Shawnee Indians like several other tribes were forced off their lands in Ohio. This happened somewhere between 1831 and 1833. The different bands of Shawnee Indians went their different ways. Some of them traveled to Kansas to the reservations while others went straight to Oklahoma. The Shawnee split themselves into different clans. However, the main leader of the Shawnee was only able to come from one of those clans. The name of the clan that the leader of the Shawnee came from was the Chillicothe. Which was coincidentally the name of the first capital of Ohio.
Information found here: http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Shawnee_Indians
The Shawnee Indians would eat many different types of food. The foods that they would eat really depended on the area that they lived in. The Shawnee tribe that lived in the Great Plains area would eat mostly buffalo but were also known for eating things like deer, bear, and wild turkey. They would also find and eat roots, wild fruits, and wild vegetables. The Shawnee that lived in the Woodlands would eat things like fish and small game like squirrels, deer, raccoon, beaver, and bear. However, they also had corn, squash, pumpkins, and beans. The Shawnee Indians that lived in the south east would eat things like rabbits, wild hogs, turkeys, eagles, opossums, raccoons and deer. A lot of them also grew crops like corn, beans, dried fruit, pumpkins and also nuts.
Information found here: https://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/indian-tribes/shawnee-tribe.htm
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