Field Museum brings Potawatomi home

The Field Museum in Chicago is home to nearly 300 Potawatomi artifacts in collections and on display as part of the museum’s Native American Hall.

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.

Museum exhibit highlights early European and Potawatomi convergence

In 1634, French explorer Jean Nicolet made initial European contact with the Potawatomi near Green Bay, Wisconsin. The fourth section of the Cultural Heritage Center introduces the coming together of two worlds. “The goal was to tell the complete story of how this pivotal period impacted the Potawatomi, their French allies and the future landscape Read More »

Our stories: CPN Cultural Heritage Center reopens, revealing new, digitally expanded exhibits

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center’s completed remodel recently opened to visitors for the first time since March 31, 2014. “We’re reopening this center for the heritage of our people,” said CPN Cultural Heritage Center Director Kelli Mosteller “These renovations and upgrades will allow us to continue to educate our community about the Potawatomi Read More »

Heritage Center stands tall on tenth anniversary

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a direct hit from a tornado or a multi-million dollar, man-made flood could stop the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center from reaching its tenth anniversary. “It’s been an incredibly difficult past couple of years following the flood of 2014, but as we begin to undertake the rebuild of museum Read More »

Santa Fe Depot receives computer donation from CPN

  Citizen Potawatomi Nation donated two re-purposed desktops computers and a scanner to the Santa Fe Depot Museum in Shawnee. The Pottawatomie County Oklahoma Historical Society reached out to CPN to see if they had any computers available for a project they will be overseeing at the Santa Fe Depot Museum. “We plan on using Read More »