The Shawnee Tribe The Shawnee Tribe was originally from the Ohio valley, after removal to Kansas and then Finally Oklahoma we set up our Headquarters in Miami, Oklahoma. Recently we've opened up a casino in Guyman Oklahoma. After declaring an emergency on the Shawnee Language an immersion program has now started. HISTORY The Decade of shawnee Language Starting in 2021 the decade of Shawnee Language will begin! Take classes today to be prepared. SLIPSTREAM follow the leader towards success Using the teachings of the past we carry our ancient traditions into the future were we seek to use these new tools to advance our causes and our people's sovereignty. GOVERNMENT
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Welcome to our website and home on the internet.



We are proud for you to explore our site and learn more about the services we have to offer, the ways we are trying to preserve our history and to better the future of our people. We hope that you find this site helpful and appreciate your feedback and suggestions so that we may continually improve.  The Shawnee Tribe became a separately federally recognized Tribe when Congress enacted the legislation known as Public Law 106-568, or the Shawnee Tribe Status Act of 2000, and President Clinton signed it as one of his final acts in office on December 28, 2000.

Offered for Tribal Members
We offer a list of services for Tribal Member including car tags, General Assistance, and Childrens programs.
Our Governing Body
Currently Chief Ben Barnes is at the helm, with Roy Baldridge as Second Chief and our Business council all serve the Shawnee People proudly.
Shawnee Tribal Judicial Branch
In the year 2020 the Shawnee Tribe established a Supreme Court and a District Court. This is a big step for the Tribe and helps establish a larger roll for our government in the future.
Gain tribal member status
Our enrollment department is ready to help guide you through the process of registering for the Shawnee Rolls.
Education is our strongest weapon
Indian people have always held a high regard for planet earth. Here we take a look at ways to spread the ways of enviromentalism.
Shawnee Language Immersion Project
In the year 2020 a state of emergency was declared over our language. Now a team of experts are building a new language acquisition program designed to create fluent speakers and save the Shawnee Language.

Shawnee comes from the algonquin




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Woodland Tribe
The Shawnee people are a woodland tribe originating in the Ohio valley with ties to the Fort Ancient civilization. After removal the Tribe spent some time in Kansas before ultimately ending up in Indian Territory.
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Strong Leaders
Historical figures like Tecumseh and Blue Jacket were Shawnee people, paving the way for our current generation of forward thinking leaders.
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Modern Trendsetters
Leading the way by example the Shawnee Tribe is blending modern solutions with ancient traditions to lead to a better tomorrow.

Struggling for more


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Roy Baldridge
Second Chief
Ben Barnes

Shawnee Distribution by top 4 states.


We're proud of


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Shawnee Language Immersion Program

The year 2020 a state of emergency was declared on the Shawnee Language.  With the emergency declaration about COVID19 later that same year and the effect it can have on

Shawnee Cultural Center
Experience the Shawnee Culture Renaissance

At the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center, visitors can listen to stories of the past, experience traditions, and help shape tomorrow through interactive exhibits and events.      

Golden Mesa Casino
Premier Luxury Gaming

The premier entertainment destination of the Oklahoma Panhandle, drawing crowds from Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, and Colorado.  The luxury experience at Golden Mesa cannot be topped, the pinnacle of Gaming,

Shawnee A.R.C.
Academic Resource Center

The Shawnee Academic Resource Center is designed with teachers in mind. Building a stronger community through education is a core value and this Center is designed to help give an



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What I have learned I am willing to learn (teach) the younger generation if they desire to. Because as we all know, if they are not interested, we can't compel them to do things. As I know, in my younger days, coming up, i was interested in it for some reason, somehow. I kept on trying, trying more all the time, even though I have been a man that's not been encouraged. I've been discouraged all along, but that didn't discourage me anyway. I went along and kept trying. Finally I got to where I am now.
William 'Bill' Shawnee
November 30, 1969
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.</p> <p>When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
Shawnee Chief

The tribe has an ancient and rich culture and traditions.


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Welcome to the new home for the Shawnee Tribe online. We’ve been hard at work getting our website updated, we know it wasn’t the best and we’re trying to make

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