Potawatomi Removals: Forced and “Voluntary”
Zoom Webinar on Monday, Oct 11 at 7 p.m.
The removals of many Potawatomi from the land regions of around southern Lake Michigan – the result of socio-political, cultural conflict, and diminishing resource pressures – is the focus of this event. The “voluntary” removals, largely traced back to the Chicago 1833 treaty, and one forced removal, the Trail of Death, will be discussed in detail by our speaker, Dr. George Godfrey.
George Godfrey, a citizen Potawatomi, grew up on the Potawatomi,
Sisseton-Whapeton Sioux, Hopi, Omaha, and Winnebago reservations.
After receiving his doctorate from Cornell University, he
researched Lepidoptera at the Illinois Natural History Survey,
became a faculty member and then a university administrator at
Haskell Indian Nations University before serving as National
Program Leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he
assisted 31 Tribal Colleges and Universities in the development
undergraduate curricula and research programs.