The Potawatomi language is at a critically endangered level, with less than 10 fluent speakers still alive, and not nearly enough students to learn from them. A language is what a culture uses to define itself, and the Potawatomi language contains a wealth of knowledge about the natural world, ceremonies, and spiritual beliefs. The Potawatomi language plays a critical role in Potawatomi ceremonies and cultural teachings, and to lose such precious resources would result in the further erosion and possible eventual disappearance of Traditional Potawatomi Culture.
Dedicated to the Preservation, Revitalization, Utilization, and Dissemination of the Potawatomi Language.
Donald A. Perrot is an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. He is an Elder, a Veteran, and a Heritage Fluent Speaker of this language.
This website is not funded by any tribe or grant. To support Mr. Perrot’s efforts, please see his site at http://www.patreon.com/neaseno . There is a wealth of exclusive information on the Potawatomi language on this site.
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Mr. Perrot – this website is brilliant. Thank you so much for the wisdom you share and offer the world. I feel lucky to be able to go to this site.
The lowly turtle tells us what day it is and also which moon phase we are in. Count the scales on his back and there are 13, and count the outer scales and there are 28; we have 13 moons in our year and 28 days within each moon phase. What wisdom our great God has paced among the lowly forms of life we have on this Earth, and we humans tend to think we know so much…….
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