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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 article aims at shading more light on the Shawnee tribe that was very much vital in generation 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. Even so there were some practices that they maintain despite the places that they moved to, an example is the socio-political culture that outlined the way they were ruled by their famous 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.

Concerning the issues of production as well as security purposes they majored on bows and arrows as their main weapon but in some cases they also used spears, club, hatch axes and knives. The head of the community had a special spear that symbolized authority and leadership role.

The types of clothes worn by these people were defined by weather whereby 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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