October 20, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death: Part 17

Diary of William Polke Tuesday, 2 Oct. 1838 “We struck our tents at 8 this morning, and prepared for a march. Owing to the very great […]
October 7, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Abram B. Burnett’s cane

Within the CHC’s ethnology collection is the cane of prominent Citizen Potawatomi leader and Burnett family patriarch Nan Wesh Mah [Abram B. Burnett], on long-term loan […]
July 21, 2020

Park exhibit remembers Burnett’s Mound namesake

The CPN and Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department partnered to highlight the history of Burnett’s Mound at Skyline Park in Topeka, Kansas. Named after 19th century Potawatomi Chief Abram Burnett, the mound is Topeka’s highest elevated point.
October 28, 2020

Burnett family history

The Burnett family has a long, rich history with the Potawatomi people, starting in Michigan and spanning several states across the United States.