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The War of 1812 and Kentucky's Role

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 9:10 AM

By Joyce West | 6/07/17 9:30 AM

Often called the United States’ “forgotten war,” the War of 1812 left an indelible mark on our nation’s history. Kentuckians played a vital role and paid dearly for it: 64 percent of Americans killed in the war were Kentuckians.

Kentucky Life followed the trail of Kentucky&...

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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 - West Virginia

Posted on September 26, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Williams, John Alexander "Shawnee." e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 29 October 2010. Web. 26 September 2018.

The Shawnees were the southernmost of the Algonquian-speaking peoples of the eastern woodlands; hence their name, which derives from ‘‘southerner’’ in these languages. Originally centered in the mid-Ohio Valley, 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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Traveling Through Time - Shawnee Indians

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Shawnee Indians

A monument commemorates their departure in Hardin

The Shawnee Indians, also of Algonquian stock, lived in the east and Midwest. Their first contact with white men came in the 1600s. Early estimates of their population range from 3,000 to 50,000, although 10,000 appears to be the most probable estimate. Shawnee comes from the Algonquian word ‘Shawun’ (shawunogi) meaning ‘southerner.’ The application...

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The War of 1812 in Alabama and the Creek War, 1813-1814

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 8:25 AM

The War of 1812 took place while Alabama was part of the Mississippi Territory. Alabama was involved primarily because of a civil war between the Creek Indians.


The Federal Road divided the traditional Upper Creeks from more assimilated Lower Creeks.

Creek ownership of traditional lands was endangered as land-hungry whites moved across it or...

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