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French fur traders were welcomed into the Potawatomi villages, where their union with Potawatomi women produced growing numbers of mixed-blood, or Métis, children.
The Potawatomis at Chicago were much involved in the fur trade, first trading beaver pelts to the French, but also supplying traders with muskrat, raccoon, and otter pelts taken from the marshes along the Calumet and Kankakee Rivers.
Potawatomi war parties en route to attack the Osages in Missouri sometimes committed depredations in southern Illinois, and messengers from Tecumseh and the Shawnee Prophet recruited Chicago Potawatomis into their growing pan-Indian movement.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/1001.html   (935 words)

 Potawatomii Culture - Indian Country Wisconsin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Although Potawatomi clans were patrilineal-that is, they traced their descent through the father’s line-individuals were also linked to some extent to the families of their mother’s father, which provided a wider network of kin to interact with and count on in times of stress.
Traditionally, the Potawatomi probably did not have a chief of the entire tribe, but under some circumstances-such as intertribal warfare or overall agreements-these village leaders might select a single man from one of the villages to speak for them with a single voice.
Both the Potawatomi and the Ottawa tribe served as middlemen between French traders and other tribes in the region, but quickly took on a new role as arbiters of disputes between other tribes, including the growing number of refugee tribes driven to Wisconsin by the depredations of the Iroquois.
www.mpm.edu /wirp/ICW-56.html   (3314 words)

 Potawatomi Wildlife Park
Potawatomi Wildlife Park shall be a place where the natural, historical, and cultural features of the area are conserved, protected, and restored for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
Potawatomi Wildlife Park is a 287-acre complex that consists of fields, woodlands, ponds, and wetlands and is bordered by the Tippecanoe River.
Potawatomi Wildlife Park is managed as a natural sanctuary for plants and animals of northern Indiana and provides educational activities for schools in the area, as well as a site for recreational activities, such as hiking or bird watching.
www.getintonature.com /park   (687 words)

 Potawatomi Web ­ Nishnabek The People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Potawatomi are an American Indian nation from the woodlands or Great Lakes area of North America.
The people of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation were among those removed to west of the Mississippi in the 19th century by the federal government.
In a series of letters, John Tipton, who led the first part of the Trail of Death, related the early stages of the forced removal in which the Potawatomi were rounded up, Father Pettit was permitted to accompany the group, and the journey was begun.
www.ku.edu /~kansite/pbp/people/home.html   (1776 words)

 The Potawatomi in Historical Perspective
The Potawatomi first enter recorded history early in the seventeenth century when tribes of more easterly location, such as the Ottawa, report their presence to the French in areas that appear to be the upper portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan.
During the winter the Potawatomi are indicated as occupying the southern part of Green Bay and the Sauk the northern part, presumably to exploit the fish of the area.
The movement of the Potawatomi to the Detroit area is indicative of another factor which was highly important in determining the area occupied and settled by the Indians.
www.gbl.indiana.edu /Pot/Php1760.html   (2547 words)

 Capital City Crawlers
Potawatomi Offroad Park is located in Fulton, MO. The park is open to ATVs, Motorcycles and 4x4 Vehicles.
Potawatomi is located in central Missouri 100 miles west of St. Louis just south of I-70.
Potawatomi Offroad Park is owned and operated by a private landowner and is not formally affiliated with Capital City Crawlers.
www.capitalcitycrawlers.com /potawatomi/porpinfo.htm   (667 words)

 Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Potawatomi still persistently refused to recognize their allotments of land or the right of the government to make such a disposition.
The Potawatomi looked favorably on the termination of the allotment policies of the Dawes Act and the return of surplus lands to the Potawatomi because, by this time, the tribe had lost close to fifty thousand acres as a direct result of this law.
A ruling body was never part of the Potawatomi story, and though changing times dictated this concept, it was never accepted nor were the leaders that became part of the new tribal body politic.
www.pbpindiantribe.com /history.htm   (1725 words)

 "Wild Horse". Native American Art & History. Native people tribe. Potawatomi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Potawatomi were removed in two groups: the Prairie and Forest Bands from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin went to Council Bluffs in southwest Iowa; and the Potawatomi of the Woods (Michigan and Indian bands) were relocated to eastern Kansas near Osawatomie.
Three are in Michigan: the Huron Potawatomi in the south-central; the Pokagon Potawatomi in southwest and northern Indiana, and the Hannaville Potawatomi of upper peninsula.
Most are descended from the Potawatomi of the Woods (southern Michigan and northern Indiana) including the Mission Band from St. Joseph in southwest Michigan.
www.american-native-art.com /publication/potawatomi/potawatomi.html   (718 words)

 Potawatomi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In 1761 the Potawatomi and other members of the French alliance met with Sir William Johnson at Detroit to learn what to expect from their new British "fathers." Johnson hoped to continue the old French system, but he was overruled by Jeffrey Amherst, the British commander in North America.
The Potawatomi allied with the Ojibwe, Fox, Sauk, Kickapoo, Winnebago and Ottawa and avenged Pontiac by destroying the Illinois Confederation.
The Prairie Potawatomi were removed in 1834 along with Ojibwe and Ottawa of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin and assigned a land between the Missouri and Little Platte Rivers known as the Platte Purchase.
www.tolatsga.org /pota.html   (14048 words)

According to tradition, which seems corroborated by linguistic evidence, the Potawatomi were originally one people with the Ojibwa and Ottawa, and derived their name, properly in plural form Potewatmik, "people of the fire place" or "fire-makers," from having moved off to the southward and kindled a new fire, i.
The Potawatomi were a fighting race and in the Fox war and the French and Indian war sided actively with the French, continuing the struggle under Pontiac against the English until 1765.
The linguistic material of Potawatomi is meager, consisting chiefly of a few printed or manuscript vocabularies, the latter with the Bureau of American Ethnology, together with one or two small publications by the Baptist mission board, at Shawnee Mission, Kansas (about 1837).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12320a.htm   (1577 words)

 Illinois Treaty of August 24, 1816 (Royce #77 and #78)
Surely Potawatomi bands in the area would be mentioned as participants on one side or the other, for if their villages existed in the area they could hardly have escaped retaliatory raids by one of the forces.
Apparently, however, Potawatomi sympathies could not stand the strain of American reverses in the early part of the war and soon all of the bands were to be found on the British side until the closing phases of the fighting.
Petchaho, chief of the Peoria band of the Potawatomi (Forsyth speaks of him as head chief of the Potawatomi in the Illinois river who had lately replaced Gomo, or Nasima, recently deceased), and a Kickapoo Indian married into a Potawatomi family of his band were entrusted with delivering the message.
www.gbl.indiana.edu /Pot/PIL77.html   (2188 words)

 Potawatomi History
Actually the Potawatomi do not like this arrangement because most of them are restricted to the use of ponies and wagons for transportation so that it often means a journey of two or more days in order to visit their near relatives.
The Potawatomi, Ojibwe and Ottawa Indians, according to traditions handed down in each of these tribes, seem to have been originally one people and they claimed that their "grandfathers" were the Delewares.
The Potawatomi are called by Father De Smet and other French writers from 1639 by their present name "Poutouatamis" or "Pouteouatamis", which is sometimes abbreviated to the word Poux, the French word for lice.
www.manataka.org /page96.html   (4809 words)

 Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Genealogy Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Potawatomi of Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois emigrated in successive bands or detachments and by 1840 the Potawatomi of the Osage River district numbered 2,153.
The Potawatomi of the Prairie were dispersed among their kinsmen at both creeks, while some of them were living with their friends, the Kickapoo, in the Ft Leavenworth agency.
Potawatomi bands located in this area from 1838 – 1848 were the St. Joseph from Michigan, Potawatomi of the Wabash, and Potawatomi of the Prairie.
www.geocities.com /prairierootspbp   (959 words)

 Constitution Of The Citizen Potawatomi Nation
The membership of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Indian Council shall be all Citizen Potawatomi Nation Indians, 18 years of age or older who have not been adjudged incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The Courts of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation shall be courts of general jurisdiction and shall further have jurisdiction in all cases arising under the Constitution, Laws and Treaties of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
All final decisions of the Council of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation upon ongoing matters necessary to the orderly administration of tribal affairs, or having general or continuing application shall be embodied in ordinances, which may be called statutes.
thorpe.ou.edu /constitution/potawatomi/potawatconst.html   (3707 words)

 Potawatomi on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
POTAWATOMI [Potawatomi], Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages).
The Potawatomi are of the Eastern Woodlands cultural area (see under Natives, North American).
The Potawatomi supported Pontiac's Rebellion, fought against the United States in the battles headed by Little Turtle, took part in the battle of Fallen Timbers, and signed the Treaty of Greenville (1795).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Potawato.asp   (788 words)

 Potawatomi Medicine - Plant Fibers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
While the Forest Potawatomi are not the most primitive of our Wisconsin Indians, still they have always felt the need of producing their own fiber materials, especially since none of them have ever become very wealthy.
The Forest Potawatomi recognize the strength of Yellow Birch and it is a preferred material in its sapling stage for wigwam poles.
The Potawatomi trapper boiled his traps in water with soft maple bark to deodorize them so that the animal would not detect the scent of the previous one which had been caught in the trap.
www.100megs2.com /~manataka/page54.html   (4992 words)

 Potawatomi Nation Indians tribe
The Potawatomi were not always known as the Potawatomi.
Originally a tribe of the Algonquin race, the Potawatomi were once part of a group of three tribes--the others being the Odawas and the Ojibwas.
The name "Potawatomi" could be a translation of the Ojibwe word "potawotmink" which translates as "people of the place of the fire".
ctct.essortment.com /potawatominatio_rkyt.htm   (1203 words)

 Facts for Kids: Potawatomi Indians (Potawatomis)
We encourage students, especially older kids, to look through our Potawatomi language and culture pages for more in-depth information about the tribe, but here are some straightforward answers to the questions we are most often asked by children, with Potawatomi pictures and links we believe are especially suitable for all ages.
Most Potawatomi people speak English today, though some older people also speak their native Potawatomi language and more young people are beginning to learn it.
Potawatomi artists are known for their quill embroidery, basketry, and floral beadwork.
www.geocities.com /bigorrin/potawatomi_kids.htm   (1354 words)

 Potawatomi Language and the Potawatomi Indian Tribe (Nishnabek, Pottawatomie, Potawatomie)
They are relatives and allies of the Ojibwe and Ottawa, and the name "Potawatomi" refers to their religious/political role as "fire keepers" in that alliance.
History: The Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Ottawa belong to a traditional alliance known as the Council of Three Fires.
During the War of 1812, the Potawatomi tribe supported the Shawnee leaders Tecumseh and Prophet, who were fighting on the British side.
www.native-languages.org /potawatomi.htm   (437 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Citizen Potawatomi control only the 4,400 acre "Tribal Historic Area" in Oklahoma, but the vast majority of the live on private property as is true with virtually all of Oklahoma's Native peoples.
Potawatomi control only the 4,400 acre "Tribal Historic Area" in Oklahoma, but the vast majority of the tribe lives on private property as is true with virtually all of Oklahoma's Native peoples.
The original flag of the Citizen Band of the Potawatomi Nation was white and bore the tribal seal in the center.
users.aol.com /Donh523/navapage/potawat.htm   (564 words)

 WDNR - Potawatomi State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Potawatomi, on the shore of Sturgeon Bay just northwest of the city of Sturgeon Bay, has gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs.
Potawatomi has a cabin for people with disabilities.
Potawatomi is a base for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, SCUBA diving, and water skiing on Green Bay, but the rocky shore doesn't have a beach.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/land/parks/specific/Potawatomi   (264 words)

 Native Americans: Potawatomi History and Culture
As a complement to our Potawatomi language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Potawatomi people and various aspects of their society.
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.
Potawatomi history books by R. David Edmunds, honored by the Citizen Band Potawatomis for his work.
www.native-languages.org /potawatomi_culture.htm   (403 words)

 Potawatomi Bingo Casino - Betterworkhere.com
Potawatomi Bingo Casino is located minutes from downtown Milwaukee.
A reverence for culture, tradition, and the wisdom that comes with age is constant throughout the Potawatomi history.
Like all Native peoples, the Potawatomi attach tremendous importance to the moral worth and character of every person.
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