Citizen Potawatomi Nation land management and sovereignty

As the director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Real Estate Services Department, Charles Meloy oversees the day-to-day management of Tribal land. He sat down with the Hownikan to discuss how CPN uses its land today and how the department functions.

The United States’ handling of the “Indian problem”

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center’s treaty gallery features several documents that defined Tribal relationships with the government, including peace, reservation and removal treaties. The Potawatomi signed 44 treaties with the federal government, more than any other tribe. “The treaties help illustrate that Potawatomi groups were autonomous in the Great Lakes region, but that Read More »

Nation to Nation exhibit a sight to see for D.C.- bound Potawatomi

For Potawatomi making visits to the nation’s capital, the National Museum of the American Indian, located right in the middle of the National Mall, is a popular destination. What many Potawatomi visitors may not realize is a piece of Tribal history is on open display in the museum’s “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United Read More »