August 27, 2019

Cultural Heritage Center staff seek to protect Potawatomi history and culture

Tohono O’odham Nation citizen Tracy Wind conserves Native American history for future generations through her career in the museum field. She joined Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center as an assistant Tribal Historic Preservation Officer fall 2017.
August 21, 2019

War of 1812 and the bloody Battle of Fort Dearborn

This year marks the 207th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Dearborn, once referred to as the Fort Dearborn Massacre.
July 15, 2019

Little Turtle’s War and Native America’s greatest victory over American forces

St. Clair’s Defeat during the Northwest Indian War is known as the largest triumph for Native American forces against the United States Army.
July 10, 2019

Heritage seed projects help decolonize Potawatomi food systems

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s community garden, Gtegemen (We Grow It), stands as a testament to the Tribe’s endeavors to revitalize Potawatomi agricultural customs. Garden staff educate the public through work parties and the development of a heritage seed library.
May 10, 2019

Tribal chieftess’ legacy continues today

One Tribal member rose above Western European ideologies of women and leadership. Massaw, daughter of Potawatomi Chief Wassato and wife of a French-Canadian fur trader, held standings as a Tribal headman and prominent business owner.
April 17, 2019

2019 Spring Harvesting Guide

CPN community garden Gtegemen (We Grow It) assistant Kaya DeerInWater educates Tribal members about natural ingredients Potawatomi ancestors ate and used as medicine, and this guide features plants that claim spring as their natural harvesting period.
April 11, 2019

Potawatomi Chief Ashkum’s efforts to combat Manifest Destiny’s expansion

Potawatomi headmen like Chief Ashkum (More and More) addressed crowds on behalf of the Potawatomi during Manifest Destiny, bringing to light the long-term, negative implications of losing the land and connection to the Great Lakes region.
March 29, 2019

Vietnam Veterans Day commemorated March 29

More than 250 Citizen Potawatomi served during the Vietnam War. To date, it was the largest enlistment of the Citizen Potawatomi for any conflict involving the U.S.
March 26, 2019

Navarre’s Great Lakes regional influence still stands today

A cabin built by South Bend’s first European settler, Pierre Navarre, sits in northern Indian. As a fur trader and American Fur Company agent, Navarre built relationships with the Potawatomi and married Kis-naw-kwe, the daughter of a Potawatomi headman.