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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pawnees \Paw`nees"\, prop. n. pl.; sing. Pawnee. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians (called also Loups) who formerly occupied the region of the Platte river, but now (1890) live mostly in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma). The term is often used in a wider sense to include also the related tribes of Rickarees and Wichitas. Called also Pani. [1913 Webster] Pawner