Monday, February 1, 2010

Chief Leopold Pokagon

My Brothers Fruit
Martin Overniser

I have over 100 Google and Yahoo search alerts for just about everything that you can imagine regarding all seven bands of the Potawatomi and the leaders of the tribes, so I have to filter through what is news worthy.  One such story came from a blogger named Martin who wrote about a story about Chief Leopold Pokagon.  This is an exert of his writings:

Chief Leopold Pokagon sold a large area of Chicago to the United States government back in 1833 for three cents an acre.  Then the Chief said he had spent many years trying to get paid for the land, and even met with two presidents, Lincoln and Grant to no avail.
(To read the whole story please click on the title of this story, his story is dated Sunday, January 31, 2010.  Titled Albert and Max at Chicago World's Fair-1893)

This map below shows our original homelands. 
Photo by Forest County Potawatomi

Dowagiac Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Pow Wow

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