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Forest County Potawatomi Community

5416 Everybodys Rd, Crandon, WI 54520, (715) 478-7200

Crandon, Wisconsin, 54520

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Forest County Potawatomi Community began settling in Wisconsin around 1880, and groups have lived there since. The FCP live on the reservation and focus on health, environmental factors, and education, and maintaining and honoring its culture and history. The government consists of all members of the tribe and includes an executive council and various departments. The government of the tribe has a code of laws that the citizens abide by, including a constitution, family codes, tribal court rules and procedures, and business codes. The reservation includes a Cultural Center, library, and museum that the public is able to visit to learn more about the history and culture of the tribe. The community also offers many services. Language services are provided in classes, as well as cultural class sessions for the public. According to a 2010 statistic, there are approximately 1,400 members of the tribe who live on a total of 12,000 acres of land. The Potawatomi tribe has signed 42 treaties with the U.S. government, which is more treaties than any other Native American tribe. Originally, the tribe was part of the Council of the Three Fires, which consisted of the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi tribes in the Midwest. The Potawatomi tribe is Algonquin, with is a European term that relies on linguistics and go by the term original people.


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