Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Shawnees, North American aborigines, members of the Algonquian family, formerly very powerful on the eastern slopes of the Alleghanies, in the Susquehannah basin, and as far as the Delaware. The famous chief Tecumseh, who endeavoured to rally the Indians against the whites in 1811, was a Shawnee. After his defeat by General Harrison at Tippecanoe, the nation was driven beyond the Mississippi, and was later removed to the Quapaw, Sac and Fox, and Cherokee reserves in Indian Territory. Here the various groups still numbered 1,560 in 1890.