Are the Pawnee tribes still around today?
yes they are still around and very nouty
The Pawnee tribes (Skidi, Tsawi, Pitahawirata and Kitkehaxki) are today unified as "The Pawnee Nation" and live in Oklahoma, far from their traditional homelands in Nebraska. Most Pawnees agreed to move to the Oklahoma reservation in 1875. The reservation is located in and near the town of Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Originally the four Pawnee tribes spoke a language called Sanish, the language of the Arikara tribe - because they formed part of that tribe. When the Pawnees and Arikaras separated, the Pawnee language developed slight differences but retained the basic elements of Sanish. Both Sanish and Pawnee belong to the Caddoan language group which also includes Wichita and Caddo. Only around 20 fluent Pawnee speakers remain today, along with only about 3 Arikara Sanish speakers…
As is often the case with the names we use today, Pawnee is not the real name of that group of tribes (the Skidi, Kitkehaxki, Tsawi and Pitahawarita). Its origin is obscure and early explorers called them names such as Pani, Paneassa, Panimaha, Pariki. The name may come from the Pawnee word parika, meaning a horn (paariiku' in the Skidi dialect) - referring to an early way that some warriors arranged their scalplocks.