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



Summer Day Camp a Great Success!

Summer Day Camp has officially started for this year. Summer Day Camp is a program aimed towards children in the range of 7-12 years old. The camp started on June 23, 2015. It runs until July 30, 2015, and is held Tuesday – Thursday. The program combines Potawatomi cultural teachings ... Continue Reading...


Mish ko swen 5K Held Rain or Shine

On June 13, 2015, FCP Health & Wellness Center’s Community Health Department held its Mish ko swen (Strong & Healthy) 5K at the FCP Rec Center. The event started out a bit hesitant because of a huge rain cloud coming into the area; the accompanying downpours held back the start ... Continue Reading...