The Pawnee people are a band of Native Americans who originated in the Great Plains of the western United States and currently reside in what is now the state of Oklahoma. Presumably their history on Earth-616 is nearly identical to their real world counterparts.
During the days of the American Frontier, the Pawnee People had many interactions with European settlers in the area. Various tribes had run ins with famous gun slinging heroes of the time, either as friend or enemy depending on the motivations of the specific tribe in question.
One of the most famous tribes was the one run by Bear-That Walks, who sired famous Pawnee warrior Arrowhead. The local medicine man Snake Fang and his son Running Wolf murdered Bear-That-Walks in order to usurp control of the tribe and begin trading for liquor and guns. Learning this, Arrowhead slew the white traders and Snake Fang as well, making him an outlaw to the white settlers in the region and a renegade among his people. While in exile Arrowhead vowed to get revenge on the white man for taking his people's lands, but eventually became a champion to anyone in trouble regardless of their race. Running Wolf took over leadership of the tribe, thus insuring Arrowhead's renegade status. Shortly after his exile, Arrowhead was forced to return to his tribe to be treated for injuries. There he challenged Running Wolf to a battle to the death and won, but spared Running Wolf's life for the time being in order to clear his name for unrelated murders. To date there is no recorded evidence that the feud between Arrowhead and Running Wolf was ever resolved.
The tribe was later attacked by a tribe of Sioux who sought to capture the maiden Doe Eyes. The Pawnee failed to stop Doe Eyes' capture, but Arrowhead succeeded in rescuing her. Some of the tribe were sold alcohol by an outlaw named Toss, but the supply was cut off by Arrowhead who slew Toss. One of the tribe's best warriors, Black Buffalo, went mad after being wounded by white men, forcing Arrowhead to slay him.
The earliest recorded encounter came when a young Pawnee boy named Little Chipmunk was stealing the food caches hidden by outlaw hero Kid Colt in an attempt to capture the Kid and prove himself a man to his people, and to his father who was chief of the tribe. Learning of the boy's motivations, Kid Colt allowed the boy to capture him and bring him back to his tribe. With Little Chipmunk having proved himself, his father allowed Kid Colt to go free.
The Pawnee people still exist to this day.
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