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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Potawatomi of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 24,460

ROP3 Code: 108134
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Potawatomi - (pot)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United States

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Majority Located Where

  , OK - 5,000

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Brief Profile

The majority of Potawatomi, self named Neshnabé meaning "Original People", reside in United States. In the United States, they are a federally recognized Native American people headquartered in Shawnee with their tribal jurisdictional area being Cleveland and Pottawatomie Counties, Oklahoma. However, they reside in many states throughout the United States with Oklahoma and Michigan having the largest populations. In Canada, they predominantly reside in Ontario.

Their majority of the people speak English. Very few fluent speakers exist among the Potawatomi. However, they are seeking to revitalize their by acquiring and documenting as much as possible of their language. Moreover, they are conducting on-line and in-person classes, plus in their children's program.

The majority of Potawatomi people adhere to the Mide Religion or Medicine Lodge Religion and the Native American Church. A smaller percentage adhere to Christianity.

For more information, see the Citizen Potawatomi Nation website.

Prayer Points

  • Thank God for the Potawatomi people and their historical heritage as a Native American people.
  • Pray Christians will plant many churches among the Potawatomi people.
  • Pray for evangelical Christians as they share Christ with unreached Potawatomi and other people.


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