Dr. Kelli Mosteller, Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Cultural Heritage Center director, oversees the Nation’s efforts to uphold NAGPRA by working with Native communities across the United States to ensure the accountability of museums and other institutions.
Exhausted by white encroachment, Native leaders like Chief Pontiac gained recognition for their efforts to return Turtle Island — North America — to its Indigenous roots. He led a resistance known today as Pontiac’s War or Pontiac’s Rebellion against the British in the 1760s.
The Burnett family has a long, rich history with the Potawatomi people, starting in Michigan and spanning several states across the United States.
Beaubien descendant Kaitlyn Precure’s internship with Citizen Potawatomi Nation focused on potential funding opportunities to expand the CPN Cultural Heritage Center’s programming.
In the second piece by writer and CPN member Marisa Mohi, she visits the CPN Cultural Heritage Center archives department to learn more about her family and heritage.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation provides plenty of ways to appreciate and honor Native culture and history, on not only Native American Day but also every day.
The Veteran Memorial serves to honor and exhibit the sacrifices our Wédasé (warriors) have made by telling the story of what it meant to be a Potawatomi warrior.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center reopened its doors more than 10 months ago, revealing a museum that is hardly recognizable to the one destroyed by an uncapped City of Shawnee water line in 2014. After years of construction, rehabilitation and painstakingly detailed work by Tribal employees and heritage center staff, the museum resumed Read More »
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation invites local youth interested in taking up North America’s original sport to attend the Lacrosse Exhibition Day on Oct. 14. The event will include a two-hour instructional seminar and feature two lacrosse games between teams from Oklahoma and Texas. CPN hopes to recruit players to restart the youth lacrosse program that Read More »
After the Potawatomi arrived in present-day Kansas, Indian agents R.W. Cummins and A.J. Vaughan established a pay station and trading post at Uniontown located south of the Kansas River and west of present-day Topeka, Kansas. The settlement served as a commercial hub for Tribal members, and its position along the Oregon-California Trail made it a Read More »