Pokagon Band representatives witness installation of Potawatomi Treaty, 1809

Several Pokagon Band representatives travelled to the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to view the Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations installation, which included a Potawatomi treaty from 1809.

The curatorial staff explained the painstaking process by which they prepare a 200-year-old document for public display. The treaty is in good shape and will be on display until 2021.

The Cultural Resources Center (CRC) is located 15 minutes from the museum, and there they hold more than 650,000 items from indigenous cultures in the Americas. Representatives were able to look at many items attributed to the Potawatomi.