CPN Veterans receive Potawatomi names

Dave Barrett naming veteran George Hamilton. A special naming occurred on June 24, right before our 2014 Festival. Having been named many years ago by our Chairman Barrett and Vice-Chairman Capps, I am able to name other individuals myself. At the beginning of this year during our monthly CPN Veterans Organization meeting, the process of being Read More »

The Potawatomi naming ceremony

An aspect of traditional Potawatomi culture, the naming ceremony, has reemerged in recent years. Traditionally, Potawatomi believe that when a child is born, the Creator cannot see their face. In order to show the child to the Creator, the tribe would have a ceremony and the child was given a name. Centuries of forced removals Read More »