Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Community
The Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Community is located in the south central section of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Menominee County, twenty miles west of Escanaba, Michigan and ninety five miles northeast of Green Bay Wisconsin. The reservation was established by an act of Congress in 1913, although descendants of the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin Potawatomi have been residing in the Wilson/ Bark River/Harris area since 1853 specifically along the Cedar River. They were accorded federal recognition in 1937 under the terms of the 1934 Indian reorganization Act which set up tribal governments as we know them today. Their service area includes the reservation and members living in Delta and Menominee Counties. They joined Bay Mills, Keweenaw Bay and the Saginaw-Chippewa with the establishment of the Inter-Tribal Council in Michigan Inc. in 1966.