Neaseno Perrot is creating Potawatomi Language Archive
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patrons

As of 2018, Neaseno Perrot is one of only 4 recognizable Heritage fluent speakers of the Potawatomi language still alive in the United States.  Potawatomi is the language of the Potawatomi Nation, who were here before America ever was.  This endangered language is being archived, preserved, and revitalized by Neaseno, who has been teaching it back to his people for a little over 40 years.

Neaseno was born in 1939 on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, the last living Potawatomi to be born there.  An enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, he hails from a group who refused to settle on the reservation in Kansas, using funds acquired from various sources to purchase land in their homeland in the Great Lakes and live their traditional lifeways.  Thus, Neaseno was raised speaking Potawatomi as his first language in his home, with the use of the Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Ojibwe, and Odawa languages in his community.  He first learned English when he attended school at the age of 6. 

Recent setbacks in Neaseno's health have caused him to realize how important this work is to the seven federally-recognized Potawatomi bands and just to preserve this language for all future generations.  As a patron, you will be supporting Neaseno's efforts to reclaim and revitalize the Potawatomi language, creating video lessons and a language archive and database. 

MIGWECH to all of Neaseno's students and supporters who have helped him to continue this work all of these years!
Tiers
Mekjako (frog)
$5 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here!
Jejauk (sand hill crane)
$10 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here!
Mko (bear)
$25 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here! 

One signed copy of APWAD - A Potawatomi Word a Day!

Gno (eagle)
$50 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here! 

One signed copy of APWAD and APWAD 2!

Jigwe (Thunder)
$100 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here! 

One signed copy of Bodewadmi Wawyeyanon se Kendaswen - A Potawatomi Reference Manual!

As of 2018, Neaseno Perrot is one of only 4 recognizable Heritage fluent speakers of the Potawatomi language still alive in the United States.  Potawatomi is the language of the Potawatomi Nation, who were here before America ever was.  This endangered language is being archived, preserved, and revitalized by Neaseno, who has been teaching it back to his people for a little over 40 years.

Neaseno was born in 1939 on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, the last living Potawatomi to be born there.  An enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, he hails from a group who refused to settle on the reservation in Kansas, using funds acquired from various sources to purchase land in their homeland in the Great Lakes and live their traditional lifeways.  Thus, Neaseno was raised speaking Potawatomi as his first language in his home, with the use of the Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Ojibwe, and Odawa languages in his community.  He first learned English when he attended school at the age of 6. 

Recent setbacks in Neaseno's health have caused him to realize how important this work is to the seven federally-recognized Potawatomi bands and just to preserve this language for all future generations.  As a patron, you will be supporting Neaseno's efforts to reclaim and revitalize the Potawatomi language, creating video lessons and a language archive and database. 

MIGWECH to all of Neaseno's students and supporters who have helped him to continue this work all of these years!

Recent posts by Neaseno Perrot

Tiers
Mekjako (frog)
$5 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here!
Jejauk (sand hill crane)
$10 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here!
Mko (bear)
$25 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here! 

One signed copy of APWAD - A Potawatomi Word a Day!

Gno (eagle)
$50 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here! 

One signed copy of APWAD and APWAD 2!

Jigwe (Thunder)
$100 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed - exclusive materials posted here! 

One signed copy of Bodewadmi Wawyeyanon se Kendaswen - A Potawatomi Reference Manual!