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Research Links and Resources

If you are going to study this language for research purposes, you should first hear from its speakers what they have to say!

 

Unless otherwise noted, this entire website is the work of Donald Perrot.  

 

Jim Thunder, Sr. has written several manuals, which are published on the Forest County Potawatomi Museum website

Smokey McKinney, Prairie Band Potawatomi, has published works and posted archival material at his website.

 

Each band of Potawatomi has a language department, you can contact them for information.

Seven of the Potawatomi Bands are in the United States: 

There are also Potawatomi Bands among the First Nations of Canada:

 

Other Potawatomi Language Sites:

 

 

PotawatomiLanguage.org - Hannahville 

CPN Language Department - CPN 

Potawatomi Web - PBPN (Smokey McKinney)

The Old Potawatomi Language - FCP

http://biigtigong.com - Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Canada)

 

Archive.org has many files concerning the Potawatomi Language that are downloadable.  Many are public domain.

 

The Linguistic Classification of Potawatomi (August 1915) 

 

Constructional Polysemy and Mental Spaces in Potawatomi Discourse (2003) 

 

Pewani ipi Potewatemi missinoikan eyowat nemadjik, catholiques endjik (1846)  (Christian Hoecken)

 

 

More resources...

 

OLAC lists resources on the Potawatomi Language.  To view them, click here.  Most are in special collections in libraries nationwide.

 

JSTOR has many files, including Charles Hockett's Potawatomi Grammar.  They used to be institution exclusive, but they are now offering JPasses to individuals for a fee.  Learn More Here.

 

The University of Wisconsin, Madison holds the archives for WNALP - The Wisconsin Native American Language Project.  There are Potawatomi materials in this collection.  To view the archive list, click here.

 

More resources will be posted here as we find them available.