Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe is one of three federally recognized Shawnee Tribes. Originally a nomadic Eastern Woodland tribe centered in Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, western Maryland, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia and Pennsylvania, the Eastern band known as the Mixed Band of Seneca/Shawnee was eventually removed and relocated to what was Indian Territory and today is Ottawa County, Oklahoma. In 1867, the tribe was given the name "the Eastern Shawnee" by the federal government.
Tribal headquarters in far northeastern Oklahoma straddle the Oklahoma and Missouri border, and entry into the tribal complex is actually from Seneca, MO. Tribal members take part in powwow and stomp dance culture and like their Shawnee relations in other tribes begin their ceremonial season with an Indian football game in the spring. The Eastern Band of Shawnee, known as the Spring River People, actively participate in Shawnee ceremonies with the other two Shawnee Tribes at White Oak or Little Ax ceremonial grounds. Two summer powwows are held at the Eastern Shawnee Tribal powwow grounds.