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Important Facts About Piqua Shawnee Tribe

Talking of Shawnee, they were nomads who moving from one place to another. After they moved across many areas in Northeast and Southeast. Their economic practice was majorly hunting and farming confirming that they were in search of farming land and wild animals to hunt. As a result of the movement they adopted European way of dressing and they were putting on just like them. This tribe was also headed by chiefs such as Cornstalk, Blue Jacket and Tecumseh.

Originally, they lived in Tennessee region around Cumberland river where they migrated into many other parts of America. In this region they adopted a lifestyle that were best suited to the climate, geographical set up and the natural resources that were available in those particular regions. As a result of their semi-nomadic lives some of them decide to interact and join the native Indian culture. But due to constant civic war in America some of the Shawnee were blended into Cherokee Nation also known as Cherokee Shawnee. They lived in different places depending with their major economic practices. For example, the nomadic Shawnee lived in birchbark houses which were located in woodland areas.

They made this their houses in a small cone shaped with arched roofs that were majorly made with some wooden frames. This wooden frame was covered with buffalo hides being that it was a major resource in that area. This house was usually about 8-10 feet tall and 10-15 wide.

Apart from that this tribe was speaking a native language known as Algonquian. They were also eating different food substances depending with the resources found in the area. We have a group of hunters who were majorly eating buffalo, deer, elk and wild turkey which was being supplemented with roots and vegetables. The people who were living in woodlands were eating small game such as squirrel, fish, deer, raccoon and they supplemented this with corn, squash and beans. We also have a group of people who inhabited Southeast part who were eating rabbits, wild hogs, turkeys, eagles which was supplemented with corn, beans, dried fruits, pumpkins and nuts.

Among the weapons that they were using were bows, arrows, clubs, hatchet, axes, spears, lenses, knives and riffles. With these weapons they were able to protect themselves, do hunting and some they were using in the farm. Apart from that, their dressing code was being determined by the climate and season. Like in warm climate they were putting breach cloths and fringed tunics, shirts and leggings during cold rainy climate.

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