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Potawatomi Culture and History

As a complement to our Potawatomi language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Potawatomi nation and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Potawatomi history is interesting and important, but the Potawatomi are still here today, too, and we have tried to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Potawatomi Websites

Potawatomi Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Potawatomi Indian language.
Potawatomi Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Potawatomi culture.
Potawatomi Legends:
    Collection of Potawatomi Indian legends and folktales.

Potawatomi Tribal and Community Links

Official homepages of Potawatomi tribes and nations:
Citizen Potawatomi Nation (Oklahoma);
Forest County Potawatomi (Wisconsin);
Hannahville Indian Community Tribe of Potawatomi Indians (Michigan);
Walpole Island First Nation (Ontario);
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (Kansas);
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (Michigan/Indiana).

Great Lakes Intertribal Council:
    Forest County Potawatomi coalition with 11 other Indian tribes of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
Hannahville Indian School:
    Soaring Eagle Potawatomi students' radio show and virtual museum of artifacts and history.
Neshnabe Institute for Cultural Studies:
    Promoting the culture of the Three Fires Nations (Ottawa, and Ojibway, and Potawatomi), and other Algonquin peoples.
Potawatomi Bingo Casino:
    The Potawatomi casino in Milwaukee.

Maps of Potawatomi Lands

Michigan Indian Maps: * Wisconsin Indian Map
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Potawatomi Indians and their neighbors.
Potawatomi Indian Maps:
    Maps showing the locations of the Potawatomi reservations in Kansas and Oklahoma today.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southern Algonquians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Potawatomi, Menominee, Kickapoo, and other tribes.

Potawatomi Lifestyle and Tradition

Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians:
    Potawatomi history, language, and cultural resources.
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe:
    Profile of the Wisconsin Potawatomi nation.
    Potawatomi history and culture.
Potawatomi Flag:
    Flag of the Citizen Band Potawatomi.
Potawatomi Clothing * Native Costume * Indian Headband * Native American Hair:
    Shawnee, Sauk, and Potawatomi regalia and hairstyles.
Potawatomie Fry-bread * Potawatomi Cornbread Recipe * Salmon Stuffed Frybread:
    Traditional Potawatomi recipes.
The History of American Indian Lacrosse:
    Lacrosse in the Potawatomi Indian tribe.
Prairie Band Potawatomi License Plates * Citizen Potawatomi Nation Plates:
    Potawatomi license plates.
Indian Belief:
    Advice for people researching Potawatomi religion and other American Indian spirituality.
Potawatomi Legends:
    Collection of Potawatomi Indian legends and folktales.
Indian Superstitions and Legends:
    Potawatomi myths told by Simon Pokagon.
Potawatomi Fables:
    Potawatomi children's stories.

Potawatomi Literature and Arts

Simon Pokagan * Future of the Red Man * On Naming the Indians * Problems of the Indian Race:
    19th century Potawatomi writer Simon Pokagan.
Native American Authors: Potawatomi Tribe:
    Three Potawatomi authors.
Potawatomi Tracks:
    Homepage of Potawatomi author Larry Mitchell, with excerpts from his book.
American Indian Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Potawatomi and other native art.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Reunion Festival and Pow-Wow:
    History of the Citizen Potawatomi powwow, with photographs.

Potawatomi History Links

Potawatomi History:
    Tribal history of the Potawatomi Indians.
The Potawatomi:
    Brief article on Potawatomi history and culture.
Walpole Island Chronology:
    Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Ottawa First Nations history.
Potawatomi Indians:
    Potawatomi history in Ohio.
Treaty With the Potawatami Tribe:
    Text of an 1828 Potawatomi treaty.
Chief Shabbona * Shabonee:
    Potawatomi Chief Shabbona.
Indian Creek Massacre:
    History of violence between white settlers, the Sauk and Potawatomi tribes.
War of 1812 Cause and Conduct * Indian History 1800-1828 * Battle of Mississinewa:
    Potawatomi Indian involvement in the War of 1812.
Indians of Indiana:
    History of tribal migrations through Indiana, with a map showing Potawatomi journeys.
Wikwemikong's History:
    Three Fires Confederacy history (Ojibwe, Ottawa, and Potawatomi).
Four Directions: Potawatomi:
    Timeline and links about Potawatomi history.

Potawatomi Genealogy Links

Walpole Island Genealogy:
    Walpole Island First Nation's genealogical database.
Three Fires Genealogy:
    Resource for Chippewa and Potawatomi descendants.
Prairie Band Pottawatomie Genealogy:
    Addresses and links for people with Potawatomi heritage.
    Genealogical information on the Oklahoma Potawatomi.
Potawatomi Indians of Michigan:
    Annuity rolls and resources for the Michigan Potawatomi.
Native American Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Potawatomi and other American Indian ancestors.

Books for sale on the Potawatomi Indians
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Kinsmen Through Time * The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire:
    Potawatomi history books by R. David Edmunds, honored by the Citizen Band Potawatomis for his work.
The Prairie People * Potawatomi * The Mascoutens of Prairie Potawatomi Indians:
    Potawatomi ethnographies and anthropology books.
Potawatomi Fables:
    Children's stories by Potawatomi author/illustrator Jack Wooldridge.
Queen of the Woods; Also, Brief Sketch of the Algaic Language:
    Autobiographical book by 19th-century Potawatomi writer Simon Pokagon.
Coyote in Love with a Star:
    Whimsical children's story by a Potawatomi author about Coyote's adventures in modern-day New York City.
Potawatomi Indians of Michigan:
    Potawatomi genealogy book.
People of the Three Fires:
    Ojibwe, Ottawa, and Potawatomi history in Michigan.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Potawatomis and Native Americans in general.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   The Potawatomi Indians:
   Potawatomi links.
   Neshnabek Links: * Potawatomi Tribe: * Potawatomi Resources:
   Link pages about the Potawatomi Indians.
   Potawatomi Indians: * Potawatomi Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles about the Potawatomi.
   Pueblo Potawatomi * Los Potawatomi:
   Information about the Potawatomi people in Spanish.

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