The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire
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The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire

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The Potawatomi Indians were the dominant tribe in the region of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and southern Michigan during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Active participants in the fur trade, and close friends with many French fur traders and government leaders, the Potawatomis remained loyal to New France throughout the colonial period, resisting the lure...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 15th 1987 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published July 1987)
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The story of the Midwest Potawatomis -- a people who hosted intertribal councils (they kept the “councils of fire”) and were known for their role as peacemakers -- is the story of a people who, like all Native Americans, were diminished and ultimately betrayed by Europeans and Americans.

David Edmunds’ book presents a detailed history of the Potawatomi, focusing on the groups found in Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan and later, Illinois. Edmunds begins his narrative with the chapter “Forging the Fren...more
Michel Brooks
A lot of good information on how the Potawtomis lost their land, or should I say, were taken advantage of their weaknesses and desperation. Was infomative and enjoyable but was a bit slow for me in the middle.
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