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Further Reading

“Chapter VIII. — Native Life. The Chippewa Indians.” Bay County Past and Present. Ed. George Ernest Butterfield. Bay County, Michigan: U of Michigan, 1918. 33-41. Bay County Past and Present. C. & J. Gregory, 23 Sept. 2008. Web. 05 May … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

“A Legend of the Pottawatomi” is an origin story that explains the start of the Pottawatomi Indian Race. Origin stories are also known as “narratives”, “creation stories” or myths”. However it is important to note that “creation stories” are focused … Continue reading

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Historical and Cultural Context

In 1902, Elmira Jerome was placed within the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in order to have her assimilate to the American ways. Henry Pratt, the founder of this school, used the school to physically and spiritually transform the Native Americans … Continue reading

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Biography

Elmira Jerome was a part of the Chippewa Nation. She was born in the year 1889 in North Dakota. Her mother was from Canada and was named Julia M. Venne while her father was from North Dakota and was named … Continue reading

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Elmira Jerome (Chippewa)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading A Legend of the Pottawatomi The Pottawatomi Indians believe in two spirits, Kitchemanito, symbolizing the Great Spirit, and Matchemanito, the evil spirit. When Kitchemanito first made the world it … Continue reading

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