Visitors to Shawnee Traditions are familiar with the Shawnee Names section authored by Don Greene. Now you can have this information on your own bookshelf or desktop. The book has alphabetical entries on thousands of Shawnee personages found in the 16th through 19th centuries in history books, treaties, works of pioneers and other sources. Here you can find the families and relationships of notable Shawnee chiefs, leaders and warriors with information on dates and places of birth and death, notable achievements. This is a must for historical and genealogical research concerning the Shawnee. An Introduction by Noel Schutz provides information on the intricatre naming system and naming customs of the Shawnee in the contxt of the Shawnee social structure of clans, phratries and tribal divisions. Go to History ePublications.com and especially see the Shawnee page. See also other titles of Shawnee books currently on the desk of the authors.
SHAWNEE NAMES by Don Greene. These pages have been replaced by anindex of names that now appear in the eBook Shawnee Heritage (see description of this book below). Look for the name or names you are searching for to see if they appear in these extensive entries of Shawnee personages of the 17th and 18th centuries.
SHAWNEE MOONS - The Cycle of Life by Noel Schutz. This is Noel's favorite page that describes how the Shawnee The Shawnee organized their sacred and secular life around the cycle of the yearand the great veneration for the spirits of the four winds let loose by the Creator to provide them with the necessities of life. .
Alphabetically arranged dictionary-like entries of thousands of historic Shawnee. While not in conventional genealogical format, the unique entries embed the extensive research of Don Greene. Family historicans can contact Don Greene to have their research included in future editions. Contact Don here.
Shawnee names from Shawnee Heritage I are rearranged and expanded to show the linages of notable Shawnee families using Don's unique dictionary-style entries. This is a preliminary step to the monumental task of eventual fully sourced genealogical tables.
The icon to the right used to navigage some pages of this website is a graphic reconstruction taken from a famous shell gorget found in the Mississippian period in the eastern part of the present United States. The wide-spread "cross-and-circle" motif represents the cosmos with the four "winds", or "grandfather" spiritis, of the cardinal directions in the four quarters of creation and the great spirit in the center manifested probably as the sun. These symbols are quite in keeping with the concepts of the world held by the Shawnee and many other Native American tribes in the hisstoric period. The Shawnee, when painting a cross on a drum during the bread dance, face the top of the drum and the image towards the south. And, as most dances are counter-clockwise, the symbols are read with SOUTH at the top (the ruler of the waqrm half of the year) and NORTH at the bottom (the domain of the cold part of the year) and should, probably, be read right to left counter-clockwise -- somewhat different from the European perspective.