Interesting Facts About the Piqua Shawnee Community

The Piqua Shawnee tribe is among the native American tribes which were in the beginning engaged in the trade of hunting and farming. Understanding any tribe under the face of the sun is not an easy task but we can try to demystify any tribe by endeavoring to unravel interesting facts that concern it. These can only be done by dividing the life of such a tribe into the categories of social, economic and political activities. The Piqua Shawnee tribe will also be better understood when we discuss it along the same lines, trying to see what each category entailed.


Although the categories may seem broad, their activities may intermarry as we shall see. As we have seen above, these tribe was originally a hunting and a farming society. There are also credible reports that indicate the fact that this tribe was also involved in fishing. It should be noted that the economic activities highlighted above- fishing, hunting and farming, as is the case for any community, could be conducted by the whole tribe or a group of people. That is to say, some members of the tribe could be doing fishing while another group from the same tribe could be handling the hunting work or the entire tribe could handle the two activities concurrently.


The Piqua Shawnee tribe was a group of people that exhibited civilization based on the tools they used. The bows and arrows were majorly used for the hunting activity. The spears were both used for the hunting and the fishing economic activities.


Traditionally, the Piqua Shawnee tribe traditionally wore clothing that included the skirts, the leggings, breechcloths and ponchos. The leggings were designed to be worn by both men and women with their designs distinguishing which make was intended for which gender. The ponchos were clothing for the cold seasons and were used by either gender. Shoes such as moccasins were also worn. Other popular clothing among the Piqua Shawnee tribe included headbands adorned with feathers as well as headdresses. Be sure to check out this website at and know more about Shawnee tribes.


The Piqua Shawnee tribe traditionally lived in wigwams which in essence were rounded houses made out of wooden materials that were covered with mats and birch bark. Other interesting facts about this tribe include the fact that they are today living on trust lands. This tribe communicates in English although they may use their native language, the Shawnee Language which they use to communicate among themselves.