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Potawatomi Hunting and Fishing Rights

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In the state of Michigan, issues around indigenous hunting and fishing rights have a storied past and a continued present. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, however, has had a unique narrative in their struggle for sovereignty and rights to cultural sustenance practices. This exhibit explores the Pokagon Band's cultural traditions of sustenance, treaty context, historical leadership, and contemporary public engagement in regards to their hunting and fishing rights.  

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Blackfoot Sun Dance Ceremony


The "Sun Dance" is a ritual ceremoney found in multiple Great Plains nations. Because of some contreversial aspects of the ceremony, it was outlawed by the Canadian Government in 1895. Later in 1904 the US Government outlawed the ceremony (Knowles). This was primarily on the grounds that it was considered a torturous ritual by westerners. 

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