Dokem – Be quiet

Dokmeben – Sit quietly (one person)

Dokmebek – Sit quietly (more than one person)

Dadokmeben – Behave yourself

Dadokmebek – Behave yourselves

Dokmezwen – Peace, tranquility, calm, quiet

Dokem nénmeshen – Think peacefully of me

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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