The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is proud to partner with Ohio History Connection to present a digital library of its past and cultural heritage. Funding for this searchable database is made possible by the Administration for Native Americans.
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is compiling a digital collection of images and documents to aid in historical and genealogical research. Our digital library will expand to include additional material as we recover more materials through research trips at various archives and depositories. Archives are continuously being updated and new collections added. Please check back often as we add to this digital collection.
Images and documents were obtained, with permission, from the following: Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green University; Clark County Historical Society in Springfield, OH; Dobson Museum in Miami, OK; Grove Public Library in Grove, OK; Logan County Historical Society in Bellefontaine, OH; Miami Public Library in Miami, OK; National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. and Ft. Worth, TX; Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City, OK; Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville, Ohio; Talbot Library & Museum in Colcord, OK; The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Newberry Library in Chicago, IL; Vinita Public Library in Vinita, OK; and the Western History Collection, Oklahoma University Library in Norman, OK.
The Great Lakes-Ohio Valley Ethnohistory Collection, 1953-1966 (Indian University), is a unique assemblage of primary and secondary resources pertaining to the Native American occupancy of the region. These items were assembled to support the Great Lakes-Ohio Valley Ethnohistory Project.
About the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is one of three (3) federally-recognized Shawnee tribes: the Eastern Shawnee on the Oklahoma-Missouri border near Wyandotte, OK; the Absentee Shawnee near Shawnee, OK; and the Shawnee Tribe in Miami, OK. These three tribes were recognized as autonomous nations during the Indian removal era. Prior to that, most archaeologists and historians agree their original homeland was the middle Ohio Valley, between modern Louisville, Kentucky, and West Virginia.