Natives have participated in every major U.S. military encounter from the Revolutionary War to today’s conflicts in the Middle East. Although, proportionally, Native American military servicemen and women serve at a higher rate than any other ethnic group, their contributions go largely unrecognized. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, along with urging Read More »
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 in close vicinity was named after the chief. He was an old man of consideration among his people…. He was familiar with the citizens of Logansport [Indiana] who respected Read More »
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 out of the archives taken of the former Citizen Potawatomi Band Tribal Gallery and Trading Post from around 1983.
This week in Way Back Wednesday we share a Citizen Potawatomi Fact sheet produced by the heritage center staff for a CPN leadership course.
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 resided within the village of headman Keewawnay; her cabin reserved for the mediation of both Tribal and American dignitaries. Massaw also played host to popular social gatherings that frequently Read More »
As the Citizen Potawatomi Nation has grown in recent years, concerns about Potawatomi traditions and practices have come to the forefront in many conversations amongst Tribal members. Though many traditions are passed down from family elders, those living twenty first century lifestyles may feel like it’s a difficult task to adhere to practices developed Read More »
As temperatures drop and people head back inside, the opportunity to learn more about the Tribe shouldn’t be lost until the next powwow season. Books by Potawatomi authors and chronicles of the Tribe’s history are available to Tribal members, both in the CPN jurisdiction and across the nation. CPN Cultural Heritage Center Curator and Archivist Read More »