Keepers of the Fire: The Potawatomi

The Potawatomi Indians have lived in southwest Michigan for several centuries and many Pokagon Band Potawatomi still reside in the area. This program includes a 20-minute Powerpoint introduction to the Potawatomi and activities on mapping, language and American Indian material culture. The material culture section will be held inside the traditional wigwam recently built by area Pokagon Band representatives. Click School Tour Programs Benchmarks 2013 to see which State of Michigan curriculum benchmarks this program will help your students meet.


Because of the Covid-19 virus closing schools and the museum for the forseeable future, the museum is linking the introduction to the school tour program for parents to use as they homeschool their children. Much of the introduction is self-guided and provides history and images to help students understand the subject. We encourage parents to seek some background information before starting so they can answer questions.