Pawnee of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,800

ROP3 Code: 107956
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United States

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Majority Located Where

  Tulsa, OK - 2,800

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Brief Profile

The Pawnee are a Native American people who reside in Oklahoma. Their headquarters is located in Pawnee, near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Historically, the Pawnee, who are sometimes called Paneassa, historically lived along the Platte River in what is now Nebraska. The name is probably derived from the word "parika,” meaning "horn,” a term used to designate the peculiar manner of dressing the scalp-lock, by which the hair was stiffened with paint and fat, and made to stand erect and curved like a horn. The Pawnee called themselves Chahiksichahiks, meaning "men of men.”

the Pawnee still celebrate their culture and meet twice a year for the inter-tribal gathering with their kinsmen, the Wichita. A four day Pawnee Indian Veterans Homecoming & Powwow is held in Pawnee, Oklahoma each July. Many Pawnee return to their traditional lands to visit relatives, display at craft shows, and take part in powwows.

For more information, see the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma website.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will breakdown strongholds that prevent evangelical Pawnee from boldly and unashamedly sharing the message of Christ.
  • Pray Christians will intentionally encounter and engage unreached Pawnee with the message of Christ.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesPawneeTulsaOK2,800