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.
The Algonquian language group includes includes tribes that resided along the Eastern coast of the United States. Tribes such as the Powhatans are included in this group and you can learn about them here.
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