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Shawnee (tribe)
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Shawnee (tribe)

For other meanings, see Shawnee (disambiguation).

The Shawnee are a migratory Native American people originally from the Ohio-Pennsylvania area. They had villages scattered from Illinois to New York and as far south as Georgia.

The Shawnee language is part of the Algonquian family and is closely related to Mesquakie-Sauk (Sac and Fox) and Kickapoo. They are also related to the Lenape.

The Shawnee leader Tecumseh attempted to unite the eastern tribes against expansion of white settlement. After the failure of that effort, the U.S government forcibly relocated the Shawnee to Oklahoma, where they currently number approximately 14,000.

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