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In some ways the Pawnee were similar to other Native Americans of the Plains, but were most distinguished by their observance of elaborate myths and rituals. They worshiped the god Tirawa (the sun), who they believed conceived Morning Star, the god of vegetation. In one of the few examples of human sacrifice north of Mexico, the Pawnee periodically sacrificed a young woman to Morning Star.

Featured Fact: The Pawnee never warred against the United States, even when treated unjustly by the government.

Photo source: Library of Congress

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