Vieux family descendant Randy Kritkausky’s mother told him about his Potawatomi ancestry as a young child; however, he developed a deep connection to it, primarily through nature, in his late 60s.
Marti Roberts’ book, Cookie Jar Devotions, combines life lessons, prayers and memories in a small collection of Christian devotions, which revolve around the classic baked good.
Writing muses for Tribal member Trenton Guthrie’s book The Red Man: A Collection From The Pit included Stephen King’s attention to detail, author Frank E. Peretti as well as C.S. Lewis’s book The Screwtape Letters.
Author and Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Jeffrey Thomas released his first novel in March 2019 — a military science fiction tale named Osiris.
Author and Tribal member Kaitlin Curtice uses words as a source of inspiration and grounding. In 2011, she began writing professionally, publishing her first book in 2017. Its success encouraged her to keep writing, and Curtice recently completed the first draft of her second book that plays on a sense of belonging and incorporates her viewpoints as a modern Christian and Native woman.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Rachel Jacobs almost drowned when she was seven years old. The U.S. Coast Guard had to pull her out of the waters of Lake Michigan. While it was an intense and defining experience in her life, her new book of poetry does not deal with water. It deals with fire. Read More »
Author Christopher Wetzel knows a lot about the Potawatomi Gathering of Nations. Attending 12 of the last 13 Gatherings, including three Family Reunion Festivals in Shawnee, Wetzel estimates that he may have been to around 30 tribal powwows and events in more than a decade of observing Potawatomi culture. His recently published book, “Gathering the Read More »