Potawatomi History and Research Demo

Wanting to learn more about your Potawatomi heritage and the Tribe’s history? On July 29 from 1 to 2 p.m., join Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Cultural Heritage Center staff via Zoom to hear about new programs and online offerings to help Tribal members build family trees, view historical documents and more! Register for the event here: cpn.news/chcdemo

Archivist shares importance of preserving family stories

Archivist and historian Lynn Cowles created a display at the Allen J Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, to highlight her Potawatomi family’s past. She celebrated Native American Heritage Month in November 2020 with visitors.

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 members who may know the origin of an item in the museum collections. Do you recognize this doll? It is one of many interesting items within our ethnology collection. Read More »

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 1986 photograph of longtime Tribal employee and member Joyce Abel (right) and Alma Harber (left). When taken, Abel was the CPN community health rep, a program begun in the Read More »