Since time immemorial, Potawatomi have come together to build community through traditional games such as zhoshke’nayabo (snow snake), gwzege’wen (bowl and dice) and mamkeznéwen (moccasin). The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Cultural Heritage Center plans to release these games spring 2021 on a free, online format.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center regularly honors and recognizes Tribal servicemen and women. The Veterans Spotlight case currently highlights Darling family descendant Denny Hopkins who served the United States as a U.S. Navy quartermaster.
Many Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members seek to learn more about their Native American heritage and family trees, and numerous on and offline resources exist to aid in the process.
This episode features Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services’ Chief Medical Officer regarding COVID, a CPN veteran included on the Cultural Heritage Center’s Wall of Honor and producer of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort’s Emmy-winning music program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.