April 13, 2016

Way Back Wednesday: CPN and the OTC go to the U.S. Supreme Court

In the wake of last week’s decision by an arbitrator against the State of Oklahoma‘s attempts to collect state and local sales taxes on non-tribal members […]
March 9, 2016

Way Back Wednesday: CHC collections mystery doll

Somewhat of a different turn for this week’s Way Back Wednesday as our CPN Cultural Heritage Center archives and collections department seeks the help of tribal […]
February 24, 2016

Way Back Wednesday: The 1867 U.S.-Potawatomi Treaty

Sat., Feb. 27, 2016 will mark the one hundred and forty ninth anniversary of the treaty that established the new Citizen Potawatomi reservation in Indian Territory […]
February 17, 2016

Way Back Wednesday: A 1982 guide to tracing your Indian ancestry

For the March 2016 Hownikan, we’re working on an article on the best practices in gathering your family information to help build a Potawatomi family tree. […]
January 13, 2016

Way Back Wednesday: A Potawatomi war club

The object is a replica of an ancient style of Potawatomi war club, known as a bgemagen, created by Tribal member Bud Onzahwah. Crafted from wood, […]
December 30, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Excerpt from George Winter’s journal regarding Keewaunay

Kee-wau-nay was a war chief, one of the old patriarchs of the Pottawattamies of the Wabash. The village of Kee-wau-nay and the charming lake which was […]
December 16, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Mary Anderson Bourbonnais

A recent acquisition that was graciously donated by the Pottawatomie County Museum and Historical Society is a small photograph measuring 2.5” x 4” known as a […]
December 9, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: The Community Health Representative Program

Short but sweet look back at one of the Tribe’s early efforts to improve the health of Potawatomi elders living in the Tribal jurisdiction with this […]
November 25, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Snowsnake

Observing our seasonal moons, many Potawatomi communities regard November as Bbongises [Snow Moon]. During this moon, Potawatomi and other Great Lakes tribes play a centuries old […]