July 1, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: July 1, 2015 – David Pumunkatuc Johnson at Carlisle Indian School

This “footlocker” was given to tribal member David P. Johnson upon his arrival at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1899. Johnson is pictured here with friends […]
July 8, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: July 8 2015 – Black Ash baskets

This week for Way Back Wednesday, we delve into the Tribal archives to show one of the prides of the CPN Cultural Heritage Center collections made […]
July 15, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: July 15, 2015 – The Treaty of Portage des Sioux

Saturday, July 18, 2015 marks the bicentennial of the Treaty of Portage des Sioux (July 18, 1815.)  The treaty was a means to affirm previous compacts […]
July 22, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: July 22, 2015 – Gifted Basket

The basket, constructed in 2001 from wigwas (birch bark), wishkbemishkos (sweet grass) and gawey (porcupine quills), was originally commissioned as a present for a spiritual leader […]
July 29, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: July 29, 2015 – Treaty of Prairie du Chien

One hundred and eighty-six years ago today the contested Treaty of Prairie du Chien was contracted between the United States and the United Nations of Chippewa, […]
August 5, 2015

Citizen Potawatomi on hand to celebrate Sacred Heart centennial

 On Sun., June 14, 2015 Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa, Oklahoma celebrated its centennial with a Mass and potluck reception. Sacred Heart Mission and the […]
August 12, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: August 12, 2015 – Bicentinnial Edition of the Hownikan

As the end of powwow season approaches, we look back at the bicentennial edition of the Hownikan published in June, 1975 which promoted that year’s powwow, […]
August 19, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: August 19, 2015 – 1912 Postcard of Potawatomi Indians in Shawnee

The below examples are the front and back of a real photo postcard acquired by the CHC archives in summer 2015. Despite the message on the […]
September 2, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Sept 2, 2015 – 1815 Treaty of Spring Wells

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 signifies the bicentennial of the Treaty of Spring Wells [September 8, 1815]. Agreed to and signed at present Detroit, Michigan, the pivotal […]