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Potawatomi Authors:

Simon Pokagon , 1830-1899
Simon Pokagon was born in Indiana, but his family moved near Dowagiac, Michigan during his youth. Pokagon went to Notre Dame (manual labor school) for three years. He then attended Twinsburg Institute in Ohio. He was a chief of the Potawatomi in Michigan, and became a well-known public figure as result of a trip to Washington as part of a Potawatomi delegation. Pokagon wrote his autobiography originally in the Potawatomi language, and then translated it into English.

Books by Simon Pokagon:
O-gi^-ma¨w-kwe? mit-i-gwa¨-ki^ (Queen of the woods): Also brief sketch of the Algaic language by Chief Pokagon

The Red Man's greeting, 1492-1892

Pottawattamie book of genesis: Legend of the creation of man

The red man's rebuke

The chi-kog-ong of the red man

Algonquin legends of South Haven

Books about Simon Pokagon:
Simon Pokagon and the Sand-bar case: Michigan Potawatomi Indians sue for Chcicago's lake front (by James A Clifton)

The Pokagons (by Cecilia Bain Buechner)

Larry Mitchell
Larry Mitchell is a tribal member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation located near Mayetta, Kansas. In 1969, Mitchell dropped out of high school and volunteered for the United States Army. He served a combat tour of duty with Delta Company, 2/501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division from November 1969-November 1970. He wrote a book about his tour of duty in Vietnam and the years he struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Larry Mitchell is a member of the "American Author Association" and of the "The Military Writers Society of America." Mitchell lives in Richfield, Minnesota with his wife and two sons.

Books by Larry Miller:
Potawatomi Tracks: The Ballad of Vietnam and Other Stories.

Martha Kreipe de Montano
Martha Kreipe de Montano, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi, is the curator of the Resource Center for the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, part of the Smithsonian Institution. She is also a playwright (of Harvest Ceremony: Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth) and author.

Books by Martha Kreipe de Montano:
The Native American Almanac: A Portrait of Native America Today

Jack Wooldridge
Author, illustrator and artist Jack Wooldridge, a Citizen Potawatomi, was born near the reservation in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He wrote a series of children's books called the Potawatomi Fables. He currently lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Books by Jack Wooldridge:
Jomin's Lamp
Misho Tells a Story: A Potawatomi Fable
Potawatomi Pony
Sissy Cloud
Redwing's Flight
Winnie Two-Shadows
The Cleaning Fairy
The Magic Oak
The Hidden Children Vol. 11: A Potawatomi Fable
The True Princess No. 12: A Potawatomi Fable

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Michigan Indian Nations with Federal or State recognition
Tribes from the Algonquin language group
Potawatomi Tracks: The Ballad of Viet Nam and other stories
What is the meaning of the word kemosabe or Kemo Sabe?
Where Did Michigan's First People Live?
General cultural beliefs of Algonquin speaking tribes
Who were the Algonquin and who are they now ?
Indian tribes that lived in Michigan
History of the Anishinabeg (Ojibwe) people
Indigenous Languages Spoken in the United States
by number of speakers

Algonquian is a language group, not a tribe of Indians
Kansas Indians
Oklahoma Indian Tribes
Michigan Indians
Indiana Indians
Ontario First Nations

Algonquian Language Family Tree
Woodland Indian Tribes
Tribes of the Three Council Fires
Ottawa Indians (Odawa)
Chippewa Indians (Ojibwa, Ojibwe,
Ojibway, Anishinabe, Anishinabeg)



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