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Shawnee

Definitions of Shawnee
  1. noun
    a member of the Algonquian people formerly living along the Tennessee river
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    examples:
    Pontiac
    famous chief of the Ottawa who led an unsuccessful rebellion against the British (1715-1769)
    Tecumseh
    a famous chief of the Shawnee who tried to unite Indian tribes against the increasing white settlement (1768-1813)
    type of:
    Algonquian, Algonquin
    a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
  2. noun
    the Algonquian language spoken by the Shawnee
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    type of:
    Algonquian, Algonquian language, Algonquin
    family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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