THE PIQUA SHAWNEE TRIBE

The Official Website of the Government of the Piqua Shawnee Tribe of Alabama

Blog

Indian Country Today: Digital News Platform Covering American Indians

Posted on August 27, 2018 at 9:05 AM

If you are looking for a daily source of news and information, check out Indian Country Today. A good resource for news and information. Sign up to receive updates from Indian Country Today. ICT Newsletter

Indian Country Today is a daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Country Today is the largest news site that covers tribes and Native people throughout the Americ...

Read Full Post »

6 Things You May Not Know About Tecumseh

Posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:35 AM

History.com

By Jesse Greenspan


Tecumseh lost three close family members to frontier violence.

Born in 1768 in present-day Ohio, Tecumseh lived during an era of near-constant conflict between his Shawnee tribe and white frontiersmen. At age 6, Lord Dunmore’s War broke out after a series of...

Read Full Post »

NCAI to Host Tribal Unity Impact Days September 12-13, 2018

Posted on August 22, 2018 at 9:15 AM



NCAI and its co-sponsors will be hosting Tribal Unity Impact Days on September 12-13, 2018. This event will allow tribal leaders to engage with key members of Congress. On the morning of September 12, senators and representatives will brief tribal leaders on the current and critical legislative issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives. The rest of the two days will be for tribal advocacy meetin...

Read Full Post »

NCAI Urges Senate to Reauthorize CHIP and SDPI

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 12:40 PM

NCAI Urges Senate Leadership to Reauthorize CHIP and SDPI


On December 11th, 2017, NCAI sent the attached letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urging them to promptly reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI).

Both programs were reauthorized until September 30th, 2017 by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reaut...

Read Full Post »

NCAI Tax Reform Update

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 9:55 AM

NCAI Tax Reform Update

December 8, 2017


Tax Reform Update

On December 2, the Senate passed its tax reform bill, which means the House and Senate must now resolve the differences between their bills. The Senate bill does not include any tribal provisions while the House bill has one tribal provision that would treat the loan repayment benefits offered by the Indian Health Service the same as loan repayment benefits offered by other public se...

Read Full Post »

Blackfish (c.1729-1779) Shawnee Leader

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Blackfish (c. 1729-1779) Shawnee Leader

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackfish_(Shawnee_leader)

Little is known about him, since he only appears in written historical records during the last three years of his life, primarily because of his interactions with the famous American frontiersmen Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton.

When the Shawnees were defeated by Virginia in...

Read Full Post »

Tecumseh, Shawnee

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 7:10 AM

Tecumseh, Shawnee

www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Tecumseh


Tecumseh was born in 1768 near Chillicothe, Ohio. His father, Puckshinwau was a minor Shawnee war chief. His mother Methotaske was also Shawnee. Tecumseh came of age during the height of the French and Indian War and in 1774 his father was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant during Lord Dunmore’s War. This ha...

Read Full Post »

Shawnee Indians Kansas Historical Society

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 8:05 AM

Shawnee Indians – Kansas Historical Society


Originally from the southern states of Tennessee and South Carolina, the Shawnee Indians moved often before the first group arrived in the Wyandotte and Johnson County area.

In 1825, the Shawnee living near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, were removed from their homes by the United States government and given a tract of land south of the Kansas River and west of the Missouri River. Relocation began in 18...

Read Full Post »

2010 U.S. Census Report American Indian Populations

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

2010 U.S. Census Report American Indian Populations

UNITED STATES TRIBES & PEOPLE

There are 562 federally recognized tribes in the United States. Of these 229 are located in Alaska and the remainder are spread across 33 other states.

The 2010 U.S. Census reported 2.9 million people with pure American Indian and Alaska Native ancestry. Native Americans of mixed race totaled 2.3 million.

The combined U.S. population in 2010 was 5.2 milli...

Read Full Post »

Panther in The Sky By James Alexander Thom

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Panther in the Sky, February 13, 1990

by James Alexander Thom (Author)

(Historical Fiction)



What particularly distinguishes this splendidly vigorous and imaginative recreation of the life of the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh (1768-1813) is its bid to capture the spirit of Midwestern Indian culture from within,"...

Read Full Post »

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography: Transculturation

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 8:40 AM

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography published an interesting article/research on Transculturation of the Anglo-American and American Indian that went in both directions. The influence and adoption of food, cooking, farming, and building. The below is an excerpt, the full publication can be read by following the link below.

The Pennsylvania Magazine

Of History and Biography

Pennsylvania...

Read Full Post »

Tecumseh, Treaty of Fort Wayne and the Comet of 1811

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Tecumseh, Treaty of Fort Wayne and the Comet of 1811

In September 1809 William Henry Harrison, then governor of the Indiana Territory, invited the Potawatomi, Lenape, Eel River people, and the Miami to a meeting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the negotiations, Harrison promised large subsidies and payments to the tribes if they would cede the lands he was asking for.[29] After two weeks of negotiating, the Potawatomi leaders convinced the Miami to accept the treaty as...

Read Full Post »

Tecumseh Poem "Give Thanks"

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Tecumseh - Give Thanks


When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.

Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.

If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

~ Tecumseh

Read Full Post »

Pontiac's Rebellion

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Pontiac's Rebellion

Pontiac's Rebellion Summary and Definition: Pontiac's Rebellion, aka the Pontiac War (1763 - 1766), broke out in the Ohio River Valley. Chief Pontiac (1720-1769) was a powerful and respected head chief of the Ottawa, Chippewa and Potawatomi. Chief Pontiac led a rebellion of a number of tribes against the British and the colonists. Pontiac's Rebellion followed the defeat of the French in the French Indian War (1754-1763) and the c...

Read Full Post »

How did Piqua get its Name?

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM

How did the Town of Piqua get its name?

Rosalie Yoakam, Contributing Writer

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Fort Piqua


A town grew out of the wilderness of Miami County after one pioneer built a log house near the Great Miami River in 1798.

Job Gard, a former soldier under “Mad Anthony Wayne,” was the pioneer. The land was about ei...

Read Full Post »