Pokagon Potawatomi Black Ash Baskets: Our Storytellers
Date(s) - September 1, 2021 - February 20, 2022
1400 South Lakeshore Drive
Chicago is situated on the lands of the Potawatomi people. They were the stewards of this land and lived, loved, and cared for it until forced out by non-Native settlers. In the 1970s, skilled artisans founded the Pokagon Basket Makers’ Co-op to revive and carry on the art of basketry, which continues to thrive today.
On display are 34 of these handcrafted baskets, some with first-person narratives that explore the unique soul and voice of each basket. Hear the stories of basket makers past and present, and learn about the importance of traditional weaving to ancestral connection.
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