Shawnee Indians, a North American tribe of the Algonquian language family. “Shawnee” is from an Indian word meaning “southerners.” When the Shawnees were first seen by Europeans in the 17th century, they lived along the Cumberland River in what is now Tennessee and numbered about 3,000.
WHAT'S INSIDE: NATIVE AMERICANS
- Battles & Wars
- Indian-Anglo Relations
- Language Groups
America's history begins with the Native Americans and the English settlers they encountered. Read our list of Native American leaders and heroes, including Sequoyah, Geronimo, and Crazy Horse.
It's a hotly debated topic: Who found America first? One theory proposes that it was the Clovis. So will we be replacing Columbus Day with "Clovis Day" on our calendars?