June 10, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: June 10, 2015 – Potawatomi Indians of the West: Origins of the Citizen Band Potawatomi

In 1961, Father Joseph Murphy, whose name now adorns one of the Tribal Elder Housing Complexes, penned “Potawatomi Indians of the West: Origins of the Citizen […]
June 17, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: June 17, 2015 – U.S.-Potawatomi Yellow River Treaty

Set to go on display in 2017 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. in 2017, the August 5, 1836 U.S.-Potawatomi Yellow […]
July 1, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: July 1, 2015 – David Pumunkatuc Johnson at Carlisle Indian School

This “footlocker” was given to tribal member David P. Johnson upon his arrival at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1899. Johnson is pictured here with friends […]
March 22, 2016

Way Back Wednesday: Original CHC murals by Beverly Fentriss

With the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center coming into the home stretch of reconstruction before the busy summer of 2016, we look back at the […]
August 27, 2018

Native American endurance

The fur trade’s decline and colonial competition increased turmoil across Indian Country. Through the 18th to early 19th century, discord among Native Americans and the federal […]
September 4, 2018

Beginning of the end of Citizen Potawatomi displacement

In the mid to late 1800s, profitable steam locomotion companies began purchasing large tracts of land in the Midwest. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, […]
September 7, 2018

The United States’ handling of the “Indian problem”

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center’s treaty gallery features several documents that defined Tribal relationships with the government, including peace, reservation and removal treaties. The […]
October 3, 2018

Remembering Uniontown

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 […]
October 5, 2018

America’s original sport returns to Pottawatomie County

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 […]