Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and National FFA Organization member Helen Spears showed two cattle at the 2021 Oklahoma State Fair. Throughout the weeklong competition, the Lamirand family descendant won four titles with two heifers.
2022 editions of Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Hownikan newspaper.
Tribal members Koby and Steve Lawson took on the challenge of hiking the highest point in the contiguous United States — Mount Whitney in California. Descendants of the Laframboise family, the father and son enjoy all outdoor activities.
Cartoonist and printmaker Lane Lincecum uses art as a form of exploration. The Bertrand descendant enjoys opportunities to share Potawatomi culture and heritage with others, especially through visual format
While most families spend evenings watching TV, playing games or winding down, the Seimears family heads off to the BMX track to hone their skills. Tucker, 13, and Jagger, 9, compete on Team C.O.B.
I Am Not Invisible featured Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and Army Veteran Lisa Wamego Bruce in 2019 who joined the Army in November of 1982 and was stationed in Korea.
CPN member and Slavin family descendant Elan Pochedley spent the last year mapping and creating an interactive historical display of wild rice beds, Potawatomi reservations, and Potawatomi land patents in northern Indiana.
All-state athlete Trevor Martin has impressive arm as a right-handed pitcher, and his performance throughout high school gained the attention of several schools, including Oklahoma State University.
After removal west of the Mississippi, the Potawatomi utilized the limited available resources to survive. The Tribe’s expedition to present-day Missouri and Iowa put them in first-hand contact with other groups also experiencing displacement, including Mormons.
Charles Curtis was the first person of color to serve as the United States’ second in command. A citizen of the Kaw Nation, he became the nation’s vice president in 1929 under President Herbert Hoover. Lesser known is Curtis’ Potawatomi lineage.