THE POKAGON BAND - SO MUCH MORE THAN A CASINO
(Sorry, there is no trailer for the film)
See the extrordinary history of the Pokagon Band of Potowatomi unfold in a film produced for The Region of Three Oaks Museum;
- How they avoided forced removal to the west that proved fatal to so many other Native Americans.
- How they spent decades fighting Federal bureaucracy, seeking recognition for their tribe
- How they once tried to lay claim to Chicago's most valuable lakefront property, until the U.S. Supreme Court said no.
Simon and Leopold Pokagon - Which one was known as "The Indian Longfellow" and captivated a World's Fair audience of thousands? Which used strategy and religion to keep his people from being forced from Michigan?
After the film, a Q&A with Nick Bogert, the film's creator and John Low, a professor of Indian Studies and a member of the Pokagon Band.
Before the screening, Garth Taylor and musicians from the Three Oaks Arts and Education Center willl perform original music written for the film.
There are no reservations, seating will be on a first come basis, doors open at 11:15 am.
A $2.00 donation to The Region of Three Oaks Museum will be collected at the door. Books and DVDs will be offered for sale.
The Region of Three Oaks Museum presents a World Premier
THE POKAGON BAND
16min NR (G) Documentary
Doors open at 11:15
10 hrs/week +
4 Foreign Language Films
2 Screenings Each in June