The Piqua Shawnee Tribe is officially recognized and acknowledged as an American Indian Tribe by the State of Alabama under the Davis-Strong Act originally passed by the
State Legislature of Alabama in 1984. In addition, our tribe is a voting member of: (1) the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission and (2) the National Congress of American Indians, the oldest and largest organization representing American Indian Tribes in the United States.
The National Conference of State Legislatures lists us as an American Indian Tribe that has been recognized by a formal legislative process by the State of Alabama.
In the 2010 United States Census, the United States Census Bureau acknowledged the Piqua Shawnee Tribe as a state tribe that is part of the Shawnee Tribal Grouping.
Pursuant to 25 C.F.R. 309.2 (e)(1) and (2), the United States Department of Interior, for purposes of the Indian Arts and Craft Act of 1990, defines Indian Tribe as: (1) Any Indian Tribe ... which is recognized as eligible for ... services provided by the United States to Indians ... or (2) Any Indian group that has been formally recognized as an Indian Tribe by a State legislature or by a State commission or similar organization legislatively vested with State tribal recognition authority.
As an officially recognized American Indian tribe, our people are dedicated to learning our historical language, culture, and traditions. In order to retain these values, we hold numerous events throughout the year, including cultural and educational programs for our elders, youth, and members of our tribal community.
To find out more about the history of the Piqua Shawnee Tribe, please visit our About Us page. For tribal events, visit the Calendar page. To learn more about our tribal government, visit our Tribal Government page. You may also contact us by email. Thank you for visiting!