- a member of an Algonquian-speaking tribe formerly in the east-central U.S., now in Oklahoma.
- the Algonquian language of the Shawnee tribe.
- a town in E Kansas.
- a city in central Oklahoma.
Origin of Shawnee
Examples from the Web for shawnees
Historical Examples of shawnees
The Wyandottes are at peace with the Shawnees and do not take away their captives.Rodney, the Ranger
John V. Lane
They were neither Miamis nor Shawnees, nor any other tribe he knew.The Eyes of the Woods
Joseph A. Altsheler
The girl, just rescued from the Shawnees, was a comely maiden.The Riflemen of the Miami
Edward S. Ellis
He was killed at the battle of the Thames, where the power of the Shawnees was for ever crushed.Heroes and Hunters of the West
He had the courage to attempt proof of his belief in the honesty of the Shawnees.A Virginia Scout
- plural -nees or -nee a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the Tennessee River
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
Word Origin for Shawnee
Algonquian people, probably originally from what is now southern Ohio, 1670s, from Munsee sawanow, from Shawnee /ša:wanwa/, the people's self-designation, literally "person of the south."