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Shawnee Indians - Kansas

Posted on September 27, 2018 at 9:55 AM

William G. Cutler's

History of the State of Kansas

was first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.


The Missouri Shawnees were the first Indians removed to the territory set apart for emigrant tribes by the treaties of June, 1825, with the...

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Shawnee Indians - Texas

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 9:10 AM


TSHA - Texas State Historical Association

By Carol A. Lipscomb

SHAWNEE INDIANS. The Shawnees were one of many immigrant tribes from the United States who entered Texas in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This eastern woodlands tribe originally inhabited the Ohio and Cumberland valleys in what ...

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History: National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 12:55 AM

Archived records at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian" target="_blank">

Biographical Note

The National Congress of America Indians, which describes itself as the oldest and largest American Indian and Alaskan Native organization in the United States, was founded on November 16, 1944, in Denver, CO. ...

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75th Annual NCAI Convention & Marketplace

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Date: Oct 21, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018

Where: Denver, CO

View Agenda >>

About the Event:

We are excited to celebrate our 75th Anniversary in Denver, Colorado where our first convening was held in 1944! We hope you can join us. We look forward to welc...

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Alabama Indian Affairs Commission

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Rachel Naftel, Auburn University

The Alabama Indian Affairs Commission (AIAC), headquartered in Montgomery, Montgomery County, was established by the Alabama State Legislature in 1984 to serve as a liaison between Native Americans in the state and local, state, and federal agencies. Primarily, the AIAC aims to connect the Native American community in the s...

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Shawnee Arkansas

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 9:35 AM


Among the immigrant Native Americans who lived in territorial Arkansas were several Shawnee communities. They came from Indiana and Missouri at the invitation of the Cherokee after the Treaty of 1817 created the Cherokee Nation on land in the Ozarks between th...

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History Of The Shawnee: Part 3

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 9:35 AM


As published in the Official Newsletter of the Piqua Shawnee Fall 2018

By Barbara Lehmann, Piqua Shawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

Barbara’s History Corner:

Here is an article from Access Geneology (1/13/15):

Bezallion informed the governor that the Shaonois of Carolina he was told had killed several C...

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History Of The Shawnee: Part 2

Posted on September 14, 2018 at 9:45 AM


As published in the Official Newsletter of the Piqua Shawnee (Fall 2018)

By Barbara Lehmann, Piqua Shawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

Barbara’s History Corner:

Here is an article from Access Geneology (1/13/15):

On De l’Isle’s map, also, we find the Savannah River called “R.des Chouanons,” with the “Chaouanons” located upon bothbanks in its middle course. As t...

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History Of The Shawnee: Part 1

Posted on September 13, 2018 at 10:10 AM

Part 1

As published in the Official Newsletter of the Piqua Shawnee (Summer 2018)

By Barbara Lehmann, Piqua Shawnee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

Barbara’s History Corner:

Here is an article from Access Geneology (1/13/15):

The history of the Shawnee begins in 1669-70. They were then living in two bodies at a considerable distance apart, and these two divisions were not fully ...

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Smithsonian: Museum of The American Indian

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

Exhibit: September 21, 2014–2021

Washington, DC

Muscogee (Creek) bandolier bag, ca. 1814. Alabama. Wool fabric and tassels, silk fabric, dye, glass beads, cotton thread. Photo by Ernest Amoroso, NMAI. (24/4150)

From a young age, most Americans learn about the ...

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Bluejacket Carved Walking Stick

Posted on September 11, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Walking Stick

Shawnee tribal leader Charles Bluejacket carved this walking stick for his friend Charles Boles, a Methodist missionary, in the mid- to late-19th century. The two met in Kansas in the early 1850s, when the church assigned Boles to preach to the Shawnee tribe.

A deep friendship took root between two men in the wilds of Kansas. Their bond spanned the d...

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Native Heritage Commission: Piqua Shawnee Exhibit - October 6, 2018 Opening Reception

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 8:55 AM

Exhibition Dates October 6 - 31, 2018

Opening Reception October 6, 2018 3p-3p" target="_blank">Berea College - Hutchins Library

There will be about 30 – 35 framed images with accompanying text. Images are either 20 @20X30” and 12-15 @ 24X36...

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Fort Mims - Tensaw Alabama

Posted on September 5, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Alabama Historical Commission


The Fort Mims site commemorates the battle that led to the Creek War of 1813-14.

On August 30, 1813 over 700 Creek Indians destroyed Fort Mims. American settlers, U.S. allied Creeks, and enslaved African Americans had sought refuge in the stockade. The Creek warriors who carried out the attack we...

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Nonhelema Hokolesqua c.1718-1786

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Nonhelema - Cornstalk's Sister

Nonhelema Hokolesqua[1] (c. 1718–1786) Born in 1718 into the Chalakatha (Chilliothe) division of the Shawnee nation, spent her early youth in Pennsylvania. Her brother Cornstalk, and her metis mother Katee accompanied her father Okowellos to the Alabama country in 1725. Their family returned to Pennsylvania with in five years. In 1734 she married her first husband, a Chalakatha chief. By 1750 Nonhelema was a Shawnee c...

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The Treaty of Greenville

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 12:25 AM

The Treaty of Greenville  was signed on August 3, 1795, at Fort Greenville, now Greenville, Ohio; it followed negotiations after the Native American loss at the Battle of Fallen Timbers a year earlier. It ended the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country and limited strategic parcels of land to the north and west. The parties to the treaty were a coalition of Native American tribes, known as the Western Confederacy, and United States government represented by Gener...

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