About Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi April 27, 2019 – January 19, 2020 The rich history, culture, and art of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is shared in this vibrant exhibit about the thriving community. Through interviews and oral histories, sculpture and beadwork, art and artifacts, the exhibit immerses visitors in the traditions and teachings of the Pokagon Band. When European explorers first arrived in this area, they met the first people - the Potawatomi. Hundreds of years later, while many of their people were forcibly removed, the Pokagon Band remained through the wisdom of their elders. Today a federally-recognized sovereign nation, the Pokagon Band demonstrates their influence and strength, and their continued reliance upon the Seven Grandfather teachings—wisdom, love, respect, courage, honesty, humility, and family.