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Nanaquiba [Water Moccasin]


Recognized historically as one of the most powerful leaders and warriors among the Michigan and Indiana Potawatomi.  He was a veteran of the French and Indian War, fighting with the Native-French alliance at the siege of Ft. William Henry. The qualities that earned him respect were passed down to his sons, Topinabee, Chebass and Shissahecon, who would also play pivotal roles throughout the history of Native America.

Citations

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center Archives. 2005. Bertrand Family Manuscripts

Clifton, James A. 1998. The Prairie People: Continuity and Change in Potawatomi Indian Culture, 1665-1965

Edmunds, R. David. 1978. The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire

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