All Potawatomi originated in the present-day Great Lakes Region. Over the course of history the Potawatomi people were separated and now consist of nine distinct federally recognized bands. This is the story of the Prairie Band or Shkotani “Prairie People.”
In the late 19th century the Prairie Band Potawatomi went on their final hunt, today the Nation stewards a herd of over 300 Bison on the Potawatomi Reservation.
In 1954, members of the United States 83rd Congress took action to terminate federal supervision over certain Indian tribes. Click the heading for a detailed account of the Hearing.