Everyone has a story, and when we each share our own, we together create one story. This year, you can share your story with three different mediums: a written story, photo essay, or audio recording. Learn more below.


Written Story

Last year, we combined written stories from the community into one book, now on display at the Dowagiac Area History Museum. We will continue to add to this book, as well as to the 2017 Tree of Stories presentation. Simply write your own story about your sense of place with 2,000 words or less, and email it to Kristie.Bussler@pokagonband-nsn.gov.

Photo Essay

Mimicking the style of Images of America: Dowagiac, you may submit a photo essay—complete with captions—about your sense of place. Submit your digital or printed photos in person or via email. Your photos and captions will become part of a tree of images from the community.

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Audio Recording

Write your story, then we'll help you record it with your own voice. If you're interested in creating an audio story, contact Kristie Bussler at the Pokagon Band to schedule a recording session at Kristie.Bussler@pokagonband-nsn.gov or (269) 462-4222. These sessions will occur at the Pokagon Band Administration Building. A few select recordings will be featured on Pokagon's podcast, Yajmownen.

Listen to examples →