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FCP Executive Council Visits Bodwéwadmi Ktëgan

On April 27, 2021, Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Executive Council was invited to take a tour of the Bodwéwadmi Ktëgan in Blackwell, Wis. to see what was new and booming down on the farm.

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Forest County Potawatomi Leaders VII

Isaac George, also known as Ike, was born June 15, 1898, to John and Eliza George. His obituary in The Forest Republican states that he was born in Odana, Wis., the son of John and Eliza George.

Forest County Potawatomi Leaders VI

On to the next two tribal chairs: Hoffman Alloway and Max Keshick. There wasn’t much in the data base for either of these two, but PTT will share what was found.

Forest County Potawatomi Leaders V

The next two Potawatomi Chairmen on the list are William “Billy” Keshick and Henry Ritchie.

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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.

Forest County Potawatomi Dancers

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