Shawnee Nation Case Study
How did many members of the Shawnee Nation, who previously lived in what is now Ohio, end up living in Oklahoma? These sources allow you to further investigate this story of American Indian removal.
In this quote, the Shawnee leader Catahecassa spoke forcefully against the removal of his people.
Be the Linguist
What does this quote by Catahecassa tell you about Shawnee removal?
- Catahecassa decided to blend in with the settler’s ways of living. What does the evidence in the quote above suggest he thinks will be the outcome of this strategy?
- What do you think has happened already to the Shawnee Nation that makes Catahecassa think this?