The Shawnee are an Algonquian-speaking indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands. In the 17th century they lived in Pennsylvania, and in the 18th century they were in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, with some bands in Kentucky and Alabama.[2] By the 19th century, they were forcibly removed to Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and ultimately Indian Territory, which became Oklahoma[2] under the 1830 Indian Removal Act.

Quick facts: Total population, Regions with significant po...
The Shawnee Prophet, Tenskwatawa (1775–1836), ca. 1820, portrait by Charles Bird King
Total population
7,584 enrolled[1]
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( Oklahoma), formerly  Ohio,  Pennsylvania,  Indiana,  Alabama[2][1]
Shawnee, English
traditional religions and Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Miami, Menominee, Cheyenne[3]

Today, Shawnee people are enrolled in three federally recognized tribes, all headquartered in Oklahoma: the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and Shawnee Tribe.