Learning the Shawnee Language Shawnee Alphabet. PI. PA. PE. PO. bah. bay. Greetings. English. Hello. Phonetic. Hah-tee-toh. Shawnee. Hi te to. Responses. English. I am feeling well. Phonetic. Nee-hoh-wah-see-lah-sah-mah-moh. Shawnee. Ne ho wa se li si mi mo. Partings. English. Again we will meet. Phonetic. Noh-kee-sah-lah-nahk-skah-lah. Shawnee.
All persons, desiring to be enrolled members of the tribe, who are not presently enrolled, must submit an enrollment application to the Secretary of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe for subsequent approval or disapproval of the Executive Committee.
Being absent from their Kansas reservation, they became collectively known as the ” Absentee Shawnee.” An 1854 treaty failed to lure them to Kansas with the promise of allotments. Before the Civil War erupted, Kansas Shawnee with Southern sympathies joined the Absentee on the Canadian.
About the Shawnee Tribe The Shawnee Tribe is a federally recognized sovereign nation with about 3,200 tribal citizens as of 2020. Shawnee citizens reside not only in Oklahoma, but also live and work throughout the world.
Shawnee Words ko’tha-father. neegah-mother (nikya-my mother) Nikitakwelemele- I love you. neahw/niyaawe- thank you. hatito-Hello. thétha(?)-brother. Neeme Waapa Nepi Kweewa(?)- my beautiful perfect wife.
The ” Golden Rule ” of the Shawnees was: “Do not kill or injure your neighbor, for it is not him that you injure, you injure yourself. But do good to him, therefore add to his days of happiness as you add to your own.
To become a tribe member you need to prove your connection to it. That means going back through history to find evidence of your heritage. Family tribal records are often the best way to do this. From birth certificates, marriage and death certificates, old school records…
The Shawnee were traditionally farming people and hunters and fishermen. The tools used by the Shawnee included spears, tomahawks, and bows and arrows. Shawnee arts and crafts included wood carving, pottery, and beadwork, which they are well- known for.
The Shawnee are an Algonquian-speaking Native American tribe whose original origins are unclear. But, by 1600, they were living in the Ohio River Valley in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Indiana. At this time, they were estimated to have numbered about 10,000 people.
The word Shawnee comes from the Algonquian word ‘shawun’ which means southerner. Other interpretations of the word suggest it might mean “those who have silver”. The Iroquois called them the Ontoagannha, which meant People of Unintelligible Speech according to Allan Eckert in his book “That Dark and Bloody River.”
Bad River Band of the Lake Supperior Tribe of Chippewa. Bannock. Delaware. Diegueno. Eastern Band of Cherokee. Eastern Shawnee. Flandreau Santee Sioux. Flathead. Inaja and Cosmit Reservation of Diegueno Indians. Ioni see Hainai. Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. Jamestown S’Klallam. Kaibab-Paiute. Kainah see Blood. Maidu. Makah.
|Governor John Raymond Johnson||Lt. Governor Kenneth Blanchard|
|Secretary Ezra DeLodge||Treasurer Joseph Blanchard|
|Representative Alicia Miller|
Religion – The Shawnee. Like many indian tribes, the Shawnee worshipped the Great Spirit. The Great Spirit had two deities under it. The one referred to as “Grandmother” was in charge of indian affairs.
The Shawnee language is a Central Algonquian language spoken in parts of central and northeastern Oklahoma by the Shawnee people. It was originally spoken in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. It is closely related to other Algonquian languages, such as Mesquakie-Sauk (Sac and Fox) and Kickapoo.
The Shawnees were farming people. Shawnee women planted and harvested corn and squash. Shawnee men hunted in the forest for deer, turkeys, and small game and went fishing in the rivers and lakes. Shawnee Indian food included soup, cornbread, and stews.