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The Pottawomi's

Hello and welcome to our leanring center for kids! Today we are going to learn about the Pottawomi tribe. This picture above shows one of Pottawomi's many Cheifs, his name was Muskwawespeoton. Nobody knows when he was born or when he died but people say he was a very good Cheif. Since there was more then one Pottawoimi Tribe there was more then one Pottawomi Cheif, here are some more Cheifs, Chechawkose also his reserve was sold in 1836, if you do not know what a reserve is it, is when the settlers came and they pushed all of the three tribes know as the three fires to a place they told them they had to stay! Some more cheifs names are Shavehead- The whites called him Shavehead because his head was shaved.
Foods...
They gathred animals and plants for food. They moved from place to place with the seasons in order to allow these plants & animals to grow back. The womans job for gathering food was to plant, harvest the crops. The raised beans, peas, squash,tobacco, melons, and corn. Most extra crops were dried and stored for the winter, the rest were used to trade with other tribes.
Clothing...
The Pottawomi's dressed simply. The men wore red or blue clothing in the summer months, in the winter they would put on decorated buffalo robes. They also wore leggings made of skin or cloth during winter months or special dances. Women wore dresses that came down to about knee length.
Houses...
In the past there were two tpyes of homes used by the Pottawomi bands- dome- shapped wigwams and rectangular lodges with bark covering longhouse. Longhouse construction dates back at least 1,100 years. They were used for meating places and ceremonies. They are made out of sticks, basswood tree, dreied grass, and mud.
Coustumes...
The Pottawiomi's had some of the things that we had like some doll's, and wooden toys,
Pottawonmis played lacrosse, cradle-boards, dolls, and toys to play with they also did face paint. Also this was said in clothing but they wore buffalo robes for dances etc...