The Piqua Shawnee Tribe
The Piqua Shawnee tribe is one out of the nine tribes in Shawnee tribe recognized in 1991 in Kentucky and Alabama in 2001. The name Shawnee means the southerner. Having been forced to move out of their homeland in Southern Ohio by the Iroquois in 1660, the Shawnee people settled in Eastern Pennsylvania and South Carolina. After some time, they returned to their home, only to find the white settlers who again forced them to move out of their homeland. Some of the Piqua Shawnee people moved to Western Ohio while others moved to Oklahoma.
Since the Shawnee People were farmers, they planted corn, vegetables, pumpkins, beans and squashes in the garden which they would cook by drying, boiling and baking. They would grind the corn meals, fritters and bread against two rocks to produce flour. On the oceans, the Shawnee people would grow sunflower, vanilla pods and rice. More so, from the ocean, the men would fish, and they would eat the lobsters and oysters by roasting them over a fire. Still, they hunted deer, rabbit, and squirrel.
Compared to other tribes, the Shawnee people had the simplest mode of clothing. However, their clothing kept on changing as a result of trading their clothes to the white and because they copied other Indian tribes' way of dressing. Initially, the Shawnee men wore loincloth which was later replaced by leggings and breechcloths. For the women, they wore wrap skirts with leggings. Both men and women wore moccasins during summers and snowshoes during winter. To protect them from the harsh cold and rainy seasons, they wore ponchos, fur caps, and robes. Check this website at http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/30/living/contemporary-native-american-images/index.html and know more about Shawnee tribes.
Just like the way weather determined Shawnee cloths, their houses were varied from season to season. During summer, they lived in houses known as Seminoles while during other periods, they lived in houses known as wigwams and lodges. The wigwams and lodges were built in shapes. Like for the wigwams, they had a round shape, and they were small while the lodges had a rectangular shape. The also built a perimeter wall to protect themselves from other tribes and animals.
Way of Life
The men and women of the Piqua Shawnee People tribe had different roles. The men were hunters and warriors while the women planted and harvested corn along performing other household chores. Further to that, the Shawnee women would build lodges, weave baskets, made clothes and blankets and also cared for the sick by mixing herbs and treating fractured bones. The male children participated in sports and practiced archery while the girls helped their mothers in their roles.