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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 Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870 by Stephen Warren.
In the Pennsylvania colony the Shawnees had close ties to another Algonquian tribe, the Delaware/Lenapi people.
Stephen Warren, professor of history at Augustana College, has written a compelling study of the Shawnees during an important era in their history.
Traditional political leadership among Shawnees derived from hereditary chiefs, who held power based on five divisions dispersed among numerous autonomous villages.
Blue Jacket, War Chief of the Shawnees, and His Part in Ohio's History.
The claims of the Eastern Shawnees are in direct violation to the Ohio Constitution and the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Act passed by Congress in 1988.
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.