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n. pl. Shawnee or Shaw·nees
1. A Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of the Cumberland and central Ohio Valleys, with present-day populations in Oklahoma. The Shawnee figured prominently in the resistance to white settlement of the Ohio Valley in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Shawnee.

[Back-formation from obsolete Shawnese, from Shawnee shaawanooki, those of the south, Shawnee.]
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Loose, the sub-agent of the mixed band of the Senecas, Quapaw, and Shawnees, and Mr.
The crew consisted of two half-breeds, who claimed to be white men, though a mixture of the French creole and the Shawnee and Potawattomie.
The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America.
The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870 by Stephen Warren.
When she kills a wolf with a knife to its belly and helps him fight off a band of Shawnees Sam knows that they belong together.
Stephen Warren, professor of history at Augustana College, has written a compelling study of the Shawnees during an important era in their history.
Harrison's force was attacked by Shawnees led by the Shawnee Prophet, a brother of Tecumseh.
It is the story of Mary Jemison, who was captured by the Shawnees in 1758.