By: Allison L. and Renee I.
|General Overview: The Shawnee Indians lived in Southern Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania. They were driven from this area by the Iroquois around the 1660's. Then they were scattered to South Carolina, Tennessee's Cumberland Basin, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Southern Illinois. Then they returned to their homeland and were driven out again but this time by the American settlement. Their population was from 3,000 to 50,000 but they were mostly guessed to be around 10,000.|
cooked food by drying, baking, boiling, and roasting over a fire. The Shawnee
ate deer, bear, bison meat, raccoon, rabbit, squirrel, muskrat, woodchuck,
turkey, duck, geese, grouse, partridge, seagulls, snakes, and eels. If
they had to, they would also eat pigeon. From farming they would raise
maize, beans, squashes, pumpkins, melons, and wild fruit like berries and
nuts. Corn meal, corn fritters, and bread were made by grinding corn between
two rocks until it turned into flour. They grew sunflower for the seeds,
rice, vanilla pods and some near the ocean ate lobsters, clams, and oysters.
first, they didn't wear any clothes. Then the man wore a loincloth.
They had very simple clothing compared to many tribes. Their outfit often
changed because of them trading with the whites. The women saved clothes
for a special occasion. For shoes, they wore moccasins in the summer and
snowshoes in the winter. Men wore leggings and breechcloths usually down
to their knees. Also in the winter they added caps of fur and skins and
when really cold, they wore robes. Braves wore bandanas with feathers in
them from a hawk or an owl.
had three main houses, wigwams, lodges, and Seminoles. Seminoles were used
in the summer or when it was hot out. Wigwams and lodges were used anytime.
Wigwams were round and small. Lodges, rectangular and made of bark, sticks,
and wood. The village had a wall around it so that other tribes and animals
couldn't get in.