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The Way of Life of the Piqua Shawnee Tribe.

At a point you have heard of the Piqua Shawnee tribe that existed in the ancient days of America and you would like to know the lifestyle that they practiced. This study will strive to educate you on the ancient Shawnee that significant in the formation of the history of the American Indian.

Despite of the fact that they originated in Tennessee region existing next to Cumberland River they migrated to other parts of the America stretching both to the northeast and southeast parts of America due to their semi-nomadic life. Their semi-nomadic culture made them to practice the lifestyle that were comfortably upheld by the climate and the natural resources that existed in the areas that they moved to. Despite these there are some cultures that they were sticking to irrespective of the region they moved to, the best example is their socio-political practices that defined the way they were governed by their chiefs. As they were moving to the far northeast and southeast of America they got in contact with the native Indians and thus started practicing the lifestyle of the native Indian cultures before the breakup of the American civil war which made the Shawnee to blend with the Cherokee nation where they identified as Shawnee Cherokee.

The places that were inhabited by Shawnee are impermanent shelters which were prevalent with the native Indian tribes which were made from wood and figs; the shelters were known as Wigwams or wetus that were cone-shaped having arched roofs made of wooden frames covered by woven mats and sheets. The shelters constituted the vital assets owned by these people as they were made out of the buffalo skins that were treasured much in their culture.

The food that was adopted by these people was relying on that they found available in the areas they lived. The ones that resided on the Great Plains had a diet that was controlled by buffalo meat as well as other wild animals in the plain whereas those who inhabited the woodland predominantly depended on fish and other small game animals like the squirrels and maize and beans that existed in small amount in the region.

For production and security purposes they used bows and arrows as their main weapon but in some cases they also used spears, club, hatch axes and knives. The leader had a special spear that symbolized authority and leadership role.

The cloths of the Shawnee were dictated by the climate of the region they inhabited; in warm climates they wore breechcloths and shirts and leggings on cold climates. They also adopted the cloths that were worn by the white settlers in there amidst.

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