June 10, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: June 10, 2015 – Potawatomi Indians of the West: Origins of the Citizen Band Potawatomi

In 1961, Father Joseph Murphy, whose name now adorns one of the Tribal Elder Housing Complexes, penned “Potawatomi Indians of the West: Origins of the Citizen […]
June 17, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: June 17, 2015 – U.S.-Potawatomi Yellow River Treaty

Set to go on display in 2017 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. in 2017, the August 5, 1836 U.S.-Potawatomi Yellow […]
October 21, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: A Citizen Potawatomi historical fact sheet

This week in Way Back Wednesday we share a Citizen Potawatomi Fact sheet produced by the heritage center staff for a CPN leadership course.
March 26, 2019

Navarre’s Great Lakes regional influence still stands today

A cabin built by South Bend’s first European settler, Pierre Navarre, sits in northern Indian. As a fur trader and American Fur Company agent, Navarre built relationships with the Potawatomi and married Kis-naw-kwe, the daughter of a Potawatomi headman.
August 21, 2019

War of 1812 and the bloody Battle of Fort Dearborn

This year marks the 207th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Dearborn, once referred to as the Fort Dearborn Massacre.
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.
June 25, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: June 2020

This episode takes a look at the history of Native Americans and infectious disease, how the CPN human resources department has adapted during the coronavirus pandemic and a new United States Department of Agriculture program helping get food to Tribal members in Kansas.
July 23, 2020

Hownikan Podcast: July 2020

In this episode, we talk to CPN’s Tribal Court Chief Justice about current civil rights issues, hear from a Tribal member about an unexpected turn in her employment, and learn how CPN Department of Education funding helped a student discover more about himself and his passions.
August 12, 2020

Native Americans and infectious disease

Culture, warfare and assimilation all play significant parts in the history of Native Americans and infectious disease, spanning from the 1600s to present day.