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MN-00-16-0004-16

Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$39,121.00
City: 
Shawnee
State: 
OK
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Center will use grant funds to develop and fabricate an interactive exhibition titled "Fifth Fire" to educate visitors on Potawatomi ancestral culture and lifeways. The exhibition will focus upon the Fifth Fire prophecy, interpreted as the forced acculturation of Native peoples from the colonization and industrialization of the Great Lakes region, which, in turn, created internal conflict that fractured traditional, social, and spiritual ideals. An intended outcome of the exhibition is the increased knowledge of Pottawatomi cultural practices and history among enrolled members, other tribally enrolled individuals, and the general public.