September 4, 2020

Cultural Heritage Center secures grant funding to update galleries

The CPN Cultural Heritage Center recently received an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to update the CHC’s final two galleries and educate visitors on the Nation’s history since arriving in present-day Oklahoma.
April 8, 2020

Citizen Potawatomi Nation donates more than 1,000 pieces to Pottawatomie County Historical Society

The documents span over a century and include records before and after Oklahoma statehood. The CHC recently donated the collection of books and preservation equipment to the Pottawatomie County Historical Society.
December 27, 2019

Jessica McQueen — CPN videographer by day and film production crewmember by night

For Cherokee Nation citizen and Citizen Potawatomi Nation Audio Visual Production Coordinator Jessica McQueen, sharing stories through visual mediums is at the heart of her career.
October 30, 2019

Floral influence in regalia spans time and personalities

Floral patterns have remained a prominent style for hundreds of years. However, as with any clothing or ornamental dress, time influences characteristics and ideas of fashion.
October 24, 2019

George Winter’s artwork and writing helps tell a more complete story of the Trail of Death

Because George Winter's sketches and paintings serve as the only artistic record of any forced removal, CPN Cultural Heritage Center staff chose to use his pieces as key features within the Forced From Land and Culture: Removal gallery.
September 20, 2019

Potawatomi leader Wabaunsee remembered for his prowess in battle and impact on 19th century Indian Policy

With a reputation that preceded him, Wabaunsee was not only a noted veteran of the Osage Wars, Battle of Tippecanoe, and War of 1812, but also an esteemed religious leader within the ancient Midewiwin Medicine Lodge.
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 8, 2019

Whitecotton incorporates Potawatomi heritage and passions into career

Toupin family descendant Karen Whitecotton previously served as the director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center. She now runs her own consulting business, Heritage Museum Services LLC, and recently accepted the position of OKPOP director of collections.
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.