Pokagon, Simon, 1830-1899

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1830
Death 1899

Biographical notes:

Pokagon (1830-1899) was a Potawatomi Indian, the son of Chief Leopold Pokagon. Educated at Oberlin College and Twinsburg Institute, he was a gifted orator and writer. He wrote a number of articles and books about Potawatomi legends, language, and culture, some of which were produced on birchbark. A collection of his books is in the Clarke Historical Library. (Information from the collection.).

From the description of Collection, 1928,1958. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 43624464

Pokagon was chief of the Potawatomi tribe in western Michigan.

From the description of Collection, 1841-1967. (Joint Archive of Holland, History Research Center). WorldCat record id: 30767474

Chief of Potawatomi Indians, 1840-1899.

From the description of Simon Pokagon papers, 1893-1901 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 664695940

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Subjects:

  • Potawatomi Indians
  • Indians of North America--Biography

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Van Buren County (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Paw Paw (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Holland (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)