Important Facts About Piqua Shawnee Tribe
Shawnee tribe were the nomadic meaning they were moving from place to another. They migrated across many areas in the Northeast and Southeast. Economically they were hunter’s ad farmers meaning they were moving in search of animals and farming land. As a result of the movement they adopted European way of dressing and they were putting on just like them. They had some famous chiefs such as chief Blue Jacket, Cornstalk and Tecumseh.
This tribe migrated to America from their original homeland which was a place known as Tennessee around Cumberland river. 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. You find that some of them who were nomads decided to adopt 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. You could not find them living in the same area since they were considering their economic practice. A group that was living in woodlands lived in birchbark houses.
Birchbarks or Wigwams were just small cone shaped houses with an arched roof which were made of wooden frames. This wooden frame was covered with buffalo hides being that it was a major resource in that area. They made them to a height of about 8-10 and 10-15 feet wide.
The native language that the Shawnee were speaking was known as Algonquian. In addition, the food that they were eating was being determined by the resources that were found in the areas where they were living. 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.
Another thing about Shawnee is that they were using bows, arrows, 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. For example, during warm climate they were putting on breach cloths while during cold weather they were putting on finger tunics, shirts and leggings.