The Absentee Shawnee is a tribe of three united Native Americans bands of Shawnee living in present day Shawnee, Oklahoma..The current Governor of the Absentee Shawnee tribe is Scott Miller, and the tribe's environmental director is Renee Hood. The three bands are the Bicowetha (Piqua), Kispokotha (Kispococoke) and the Hathawekela. Their landbase is a former Indian Reservation called the Citizen Potawatomi Nation-Absentee Shawnee OTSA where the tribe still exerts some degree of sovereignty. The various Shawnee tribes were scattered over much of the East Coast of the United States before the arrival of the Europeans to the New World. After a long and complicated history, finally in 1845, a majority of the tribe that had settled in Kansas at that time, moved to the shores of the Canadian River on Indian Territory (now the state of Oklahoma) and became absent from their reservation in Kansas, thus became known as the "Absentee Shawnee." In 1867 the Eastern Shawnee were living with the Seneca in Kansas and were also removed to be incorporated with the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, where they still reside. Another band known as Black Bob's initially refused to be removed from Kansas, but were ultimately forced to do so and joined the other tribes.