Zibe – Swift moving river

Zibi – Slow, gentle river

Zibiwes – Creek, stream

Zibik – At the river

Zibek – At the river

Zibik nwi zhya éwi gwdemojgéyan – I will go to the river to go fishing

 

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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