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A Guide to the Piqua Shawnee Tribe

Available history about Piqua Shawnee Tribe indicates that the group is mainly nomadic. As it is, there is evidence that indicates that the Piqua Shawnee Tribe was mostly on the move and settled in various or different locations. Additionally, the Piqua Shawnee Tribe members maintained small family units for long just as nomads do. The historians have presented this evidence to indicate the group's traditional way of life. Also, the historians present various pieces evidence to show that the state of Alabama was the Piqua Shawnee Tribe members' settlement area for the longest period. In other words, the tribe settled for a longer period in the state compared to the time they took in any other geographical region where they are said to have settled. Archeological evidence, for instance, traces Piqua Shawnee Tribe's settlement in Alabama to as early as 1685. However, other sources indicate that they settled in the region much earlier than 1685. Oral tradition, for instance, indicates that the various burial sites and methods were located in many sections of the Alabama state an indication that the tribe settled in the geographical region for quite long. Well, these early and traditional accounts could be a bit confusing. However, although today's Alabama was a part of the state of Georgia, there are several maps that indicate Piqua Shawnee Tribe's settlement in today's state of Alabama.

Additionally, some French and English maps also indicate and show many Shawnee towns in the Alabama territory. Notably, the notable towns were all near the modern or current towns in the state of Alabama. Well, even today, there are several individuals who consider Alabama as their home of origin. However, the various families have their stories. Some, for example, indicate they avoided the Trail of tears. Various groups took to the Cumberland Mountains whereas others hid other places such as swaps. There are also those families that traveled out of the region. Well, all these different occurrences and approaches can be explained by a close and clear look at certain historical events. For instance, looking at the Removal Policy whose implementation was ordered by President Andrew Jackson, we can deduce that there are those groups that escaped whereas some did not escape the forced removal. Also, some families waited for the situation to normalize to return. Many, however, choose to settle in regions that attracted less supervision, control as well as scrutiny from the government. Even today, the Piqua Shawnee Tribe enjoys a unique heritage as well as culture. s