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Potawatomi 1920.gif
Potawatomi at a rain dance in 1920
Total population
Regions with significant populations
 United States (Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Illinois)
 Canada (Ontario)
English, Potawatomi
Catholicism, Methodism, Midewiwin

The Pottawatomi /ˌpɑːtəˈwɑːtəm/,[1] also spelled Pottawatomie and Potawatomi (among many variations), are a Native American people of the Great Plains, upper Mississippi River, and western Great Lakes region. They traditionally speak the Potawatomi language. That language is part of the Algonquian family. The Potawatomi called themselves Neshnabé, a cognate of the word Anishinaabe. The Potawatomi are part of a long-term friendship, called the Council of Three Fires, with the Ojibwe and Odawa (Ottawa).

References[change | change source]

  1. Clifton, James A. (1978). "Potawatomi." In Northeast, ed. Bruce G. Trigger. Vol. 15 of Handbook of North American Indians, ed. William C. Sturtevant. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, pg. 725

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Potawatomi Indians" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Hannahville Indian Community; Wilson, MI
  • Citizen Potawatomi Nation, official website
  • First Nations Compact Histories: Potawatomi History
  • Forest County Potawatomi
  • Kettle & Stony Point First Nation
  • Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi (Gun Lake)
  • Moose Deer Point First Nation
  • Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi
  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
  • Potawatomi Author Larry Mitchell
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • Treaties with the Potawatomi
  • Treaty Between the Ottawa, Chippewa, Wyandot, and Potawatomi Indians
  • Potawatomi Migration from Wisconsin and Michigan to Canada