Potawatomi Elder Passes Away

Potawatomi speaking elder Cecelia Miksekwe Jackson of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation, Kansas, passed away today at 88. She was a bit of a polyglot who could understand a great deal of Odawa, Ojibwe and English. Last year, she was honored by a ceremonial dinner for her lifelong work in helping make a Potawatomi dictionary (Prairie Band), grammar, two audio/video DVD books called “Stories of the Potawatomi”, where she will live on.

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