Native American endurance

The fur trade‚Äôs decline and colonial competition increased turmoil across Indian Country. Through the 18th to early 19th century, discord among Native Americans and the federal government continued to grow. Section five of the Cultural Heritage Center focuses on this influential time in North American history. Each Native group had their own survival tactics. Some Read More »

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, stone and leather, it historically ergonomic design eased storage, travel and use during battle. Pre-dating the use of firearms and used continually after their introduction, Potawatomi used and refined Read More »