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.
April 11, 2019

Potawatomi Chief Ashkum’s efforts to combat Manifest Destiny’s expansion

Potawatomi headmen like Chief Ashkum (More and More) addressed crowds on behalf of the Potawatomi during Manifest Destiny, bringing to light the long-term, negative implications of losing the land and connection to the Great Lakes region.
October 17, 2018

Gallery remembers the Potawatomi Trail of Death

Amidst an era of increased expansion by non-Native settlers into the United States’ western frontiers, a single piece of legislation codified federal policy on the topic […]
April 6, 2016

Way Back Wednesday: 19th Century War Chief Kee-wau-nay

An exceprt from the journal of Potawatomi chronicler George Winter regarding 19th century Potawatomi leader Kee-wau-nay (Prairie Chicken). “Kee-wau-nay was a war chief, one of the […]
February 10, 2016

Headdresses not traditional for Potawatomi

The resurgence in positive portrayals of Native American culture has come with unforeseen consequences in recent decades. A drive for purity – specifically in terms of […]
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 […]
November 3, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Pash Po Ho

An excerpt from George Winter’s journal regarding Pash Po Ho. Winter was a participant and chronicler of the Potawatomi Trail of Death.  “Pash Po Ho was […]
September 23, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: September 23, 2015 – 19th Century Potawatomi leader Ashkum

  In this week’s look into Citizen Potawatomi history, Way Back Wednesday presents an an excerpt from George Winter’s journal regarding ninetenth century Potawatomi leader Ashkum. […]
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 […]