Pawnee people facts for kids
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Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma tribal flag
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( Oklahoma)|
|Native American Church, Christianity, Traditional Tribal Religion|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Caddo, Kitsai, Wichita, Arikara|
Unlike other tribes of the Great Plains, they were semi-nomadic people. They were hunters and farmers. The Pawnee farmed for most of the year and lived in earth lodges. During the buffalo hunting season, they lived in tepees so they could follow the herds.
They raised crops including beans, corn, pumpkins, squashes and sunflowers. The powerful Pawnee tribe had four individual bands. These were the Chaui (Grand), the Kitkehaki (Republican Pawnees), Pitahauerat (Tapage Pawnees) and the Skidi (Loup or Wolf Pawnees).
The Pawnee were the largest tribe to have lived in Nebraska. They were one of the earliest tribes to come to the area. Estimates are that there were between 10,000 and 12,000 Pawnee in Nebraska by 1800. They had little to fear from their enemies because they were a large tribe.
They were finally removed to Oklahoma in the 1870s.
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Pawnee lodges near Genoa, Nebraska (1873)
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