December 30, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Excerpt from George Winter’s journal regarding Keewaunay

Kee-wau-nay was a war chief, one of the old patriarchs of the Pottawattamies of the Wabash. The village of Kee-wau-nay and the charming lake which was […]
December 16, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Mary Anderson Bourbonnais

A recent acquisition that was graciously donated by the Pottawatomie County Museum and Historical Society is a small photograph measuring 2.5” x 4” known as a […]
December 2, 2015

Traditional winter tales offer opportunity to teach culture and history

 Traditional Potawatomi winter stories were used as practical learning tools to stay warm during the cold season. With the Halloween decorations down and the feasting season […]
October 28, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: 1983 Citizen Band Potawatomi Museum and Trading Post

A short jog down memory lane for a lot of Tribal members and employees in this week’s Way Back Wednesday post, with this photo we fished […]
October 21, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: A Citizen Potawatomi historical fact sheet

This week in Way Back Wednesday we share a Citizen Potawatomi Fact sheet produced by the heritage center staff for a CPN leadership course.
October 14, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Massaw, great grandmother of Jim Thorpe

Massaw, great grandmother of Wathohuk [Jim Thorpe], was an influential and distinguished chieftess whose presence carried weight in councils, a right customarily reserved for males. She […]
October 1, 2015

Updates at museum and online for CPN Cultural Heritage Center

The chaos and flurry of activities that surround Festival and the Gathering of Potawatomi Nations have come and gone, allowing the staff of the CHC the […]
September 16, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: September 16, 2015 – The Council of Keewaunay

Illustrating collaborative efforts between the Cultural Heritage Center and Indiana University is the 1837 painting of the Council of Keewaunay between Indiana Potawatomi and U.S. emigration […]
September 9, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: September 9, 2015 – The Removal Period

Just one week ago marked 177 years since the the 1838 Potawatomi Trail of Death, which forced the ancestors of today’s Citizen Potawatomi Nation from their […]