Our Story

The Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) have lived in Forest County, Wisconsin, since the late 1800s. Around 1880, groups settled in areas near Blackwell and Wabeno and have lived in that area since, as well as in the Carter and Crandon (or Stone Lake) areas.

Today, life on the reservation is very different than it was for the elders. They have done much for the younger generation, and it is because of the elders that the younger generations are who they are today.

By pursuing a diverse set of business models, the Forest County Potawatomi of today are the largest employer in Forest County. With revenues from various tribal enterprises, the Potawatomi have invested in the health, wellness, education, environment and future of its people.

The FCP have also worked hard to preserve its culture and honor its past. The Cultural Center, Library and Museum provide an important link to the past and serves to facilitate important ceremonies.

We invite you to discover the modern Forest County Potawatomi. You will find a thriving Native American culture that is proud of its past and eager for the future.


Cultural Center, Library & Museum

Services  offered to the community include language and cultural class  instruction, historical photograph reproduction and repair, Native  American DVD rental and gift shop sales, 4000 library books on the  history and culture of the Great Lakes Indians, Tribal newspapers of  Wisconsin tribes and Potawatomi bands.

Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library, & Museum



Kche Kte Gan – Big Garden

by Val Niehaus It’s that time of year – spring is here. We are all certainly hoping the weather continues to cooperate and that summer is on its way. Not only does spring/summer bring exciting thoughts of swimming and long bike rides, but it’s also that time of year when ... Continue Reading...

National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at The Highground in Neillsville, Wis.

Native Americans in the Military Vietnam War (1959-75)

The reasons behind American involvement in the Vietnam War were unclear to many but for the 2.5 million Americans who served, the one thing that was clear was that it could be a challenge to stay alive. In the beginning of American military involvement, in 1964, fewer than 50 percent ... Continue Reading...

The new Winter’s End Royalty: (l-r) Brave Galen Daniels, Junior Princess Allisia Cisneros-Tuckwab, and Senior Princess Jenna Schingeck Jacobson.

Winter’s End Pow-Wow 2015

The 20th Annual FCP Winter’s End Pow-Wow was hosted on March 21-22, 2015, at the Crandon High School gymnasium. There was excellent attendance, and the younger generation had an exceptional turnout. There were many smiling... Continue Reading...