As an officially recognized American Indian tribe, our people are dedicated to preserving the language, culture, traditions, and heritage of our ancestors and our relations who were forcefully removed to the west and to the north as far as Oklahoma.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Life of Tecumseh and His Brother the Prophet By Benjamin Drake (1852)
The Library of Congress is a great source for historical information and has many periodicals available for digital download and search.
The book notes that the earliest mention of the Shawnee by any writer is the beginning of the 17th Century. Mr. Jefferson in his "Notes on Virginia" mentions Captain John Smith (April 1607) there was a fierce War raging against the allied Mohicans, residing on Long Island, and the Shawanoes on the Susquehanna, and to the westward of that River, by the Iroquois.