The Shawnee people are a Native American tribe that originated in Tennessee.
|7,584 enrolled, 14,000 self-identified|
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma); formerly Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia|
|traditional religions and Christianity|
|Related ethnic groups|
The Shawnee language, an Algonquian language, was spoken by 200 people in 2002, including over 100 Absentee Shawnee and 12 Loyal Shawnee speakers. The language is written in the Latin script. It has a dictionary and parts of the Bible were translated into Shawnee.
A famous leader of the Shawnee tribe is Tecumseh.
- Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission. Oklahoma Indian Nations Pocket Pictorial. Archived February 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine 2008.
- "Algonquian, Algic". Ethnologue. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "Treaty with the Shawnee, 1825, Article 5, Page 264". Oklahoma State University. November 7, 1825. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
- "Text of S. 3019 (106th): Shawnee Tribe Status Act of 2000 (Introduced version)". GovTrack.us. Civic Impulse. September 7, 2000. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
- "Shawnee". Ethnologue. Retrieved 28 April 2016.