noun, plural Shaw·nees, (especially collectively) Shaw·nee.
Origin of Shawnee
Examples from the Web for shawnees
If Spotted Deer is alive we will fool the Shawnees and carry him away.
The Shawnees urged them on with yells of approval, and the entire assemblage was soon in an uproar.
How far is it from this place to the land of the Miamis and the Shawnees?The Free Rangers|Joseph A. Altsheler
As the Shawnees loitered beside the stream, they produced rations of dried meat, and ate heartily.
If the Shawnees try to come up that trail, I will hear them.
British Dictionary definitions for shawnees
Word Origin for Shawnee
Word Origin and History for shawnees
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."
Culture definitions for shawnees
A tribe of Native Americans who inhabited Ohio, Indiana, and other parts of the Middle West during the early nineteenth century. The most famous Shawnee leader was Tecumseh, who joined with the British against the Americans during the War of 1812.