Retired | Dowagiac, Michigan
Growing up Potawatomi in Silver Creek, Michigan was very special. Even though we were not recognized officially as a sovereign Indian tribe, we were always connected to our culture and history through our neighbors and family. I used to teach basket weaving at Ball State University as a way to share our culture/traditions with a younger generation. My husband was part of the delegation who worked to help The Pokagon Band get recognized. Today, though I’m retired, I’m still learning new things. Most recently, I’ve started to learn traditional ricing techniques. My sister Jude and I are full-blooded Potawatomi, there are very few of us left. I’m so proud of my heritage and what it offers to its citizens.
I am Margaret and I am Potawatomi.