Foreword by Dr. Francis A. Levier, Tribal Administrator, Citizen Band Potawatomi Indians of Oklahoma. Allies of New France, the Potawatomi Indians played a major role in the development of the fur trade and the colonial struggle for North America. By the late 18th century they occupied a broad territory stretching from Milwaukee to Detroit. Today the Potawatomis occupy lands in Kansas and Oklahoma, while smaller communities reside in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Canada. This is the first extended annotated bibliography-including almost 1100 books, journal articles, pamphlets, and other items-to focus on Potawatomi history (1600-1980). It will also serve as a useful guide for scholars studying the frontier in the Midwest. With an extensive index.
A professor of history at Texas Christian University, R. David Edmunds has written The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire, The Shawnee Prohpet, and Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership. He has served as the honorary tribal historian for the Citizen Band Potawatomis of Oklahoma.