HISTORIC SHAWNEE NAMES OF THE 1700s - Page 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to my contribution to the Shawnee Traditions site. The following 1,400+ names are of some of the Shawnee and those with some degree of Shawnee blood that were born, lived or died in the turbulent 1700s. These Shawnee represent only a portion of an Encyclopedia of the Natives of the 1700s, east of the Mississippi, that I am working on. Currently I have nearly 20,000 entries from all the tribes, 4,000 + of them being partly or entirely Shawnee. Since research like this is always an ongoing project, I am sure that, as I search the various historical documents and histories, many more will be discovered. Likewise as new information becomes known some of these listings may change to some degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will see that they are listed in Shawnee, English, French and sometimes two or more. I am certain that there are many listed in Shawnee that are also listed in English or French that I am unaware of since I don't read Shawnee. I have listed the conflicts and raids they are known or likely to have taken part in. I have also listed all the Treaties and Councils that I have found them in. Sadly most of the women are known in history from being widows. I have tried especially hard to follow some of the better known families, like Cornstalk, Blue Jacket, Black Fish, Black Hoof, Tecumseh and others, since they are of more interest to the public than the lesser known Shawnee. Whenever possible I have shown the percentage of Shawnee blood by the use of a fraction, i.e. 1/2 or 1/4th. I have used the term Metis to show that a person has some degree of white ancestry. Adopted whites are generally included only if they left Metis children or were notable in some other way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the Shawnee listed here may be of interest to genealogists, historians and others, it has been my goal to gather as many names as possible in one place. While I have intended to stop the listings at 1800 but in the cases of important or more interesting families I have followed their lines further, please forgive my enthusiasm. Most lived and were known as Shawnee but many lived and were considered to be members of one of the other tribes in their ancestry or even as whites. These Shawnee, plus the remainder of the nearly 4,000 + Shawnee and the rest of the nearly 20,000 + listings for my proposed Encyclopedia represent the last of the free Natives east of the Mississippi and their futile struggle to stop the encroachment by the whites.

          So please have a look. Maybe some questions will be answered; or some new questions will arise. Either way I hope the readers will enjoy the opportunity to see over 1,400 + of our pre-displacement Shawnee and those with Shawnee bloodlines collected in one place.

                                                                                                     by DON GREENE

 

 

The names of Shawnee are now available to place on your bookshelf or on your desktop as an eBook (pdf format) in the book Shawnee Heritage. You can have the entire work along with the analysis of many Shawnee names and an Introduction to the Shawnee naming system by Noel Schutz on your own computer. I prepared an alphabetic list (see below) to the bookso you will be able to search for the name you are interested in to see if it is listed. You can order the book at History ePublications or at Shawnee Heritage Page. For other titles by Vision ePublications you can visit the Catalog page where there is also a bio on Don Greene. Don has also prepared a second volume on biographies of Shawnee Notables, so stay tuned for its publication date.brousing the list.

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for alphabetical list of Shawnee names that appear in Shawnee Heritage I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For corrections, additions, suggestions  or comments, contact me at: shawneeprof@skybest.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to know more about the Shawnee Naming Ceremonies, the significance of Shawnee names, or how Shawnee names are grammatically constructed, go here.
The analyses of names on these pages were contributed by Noel Schutz.

 

 

 

 

 

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