Warren Petoskey Papers

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Warren Petoskey papers

The materials in this online repository form part of a larger Warren Petoskey record group held by the Bentley Historical Library. For a more complete index to the materials, please consult the collection's online finding aid.

Researchers may also be interested in the Warren Petoskey Web Archives.

For questions or more information, please contact the Bentley Historical Library's Division of Reference and Access Services

Warren Petoskey is an Odawa and Lakotah elder. He is a writer, musician, dancer, and lectures on the history of Indian boarding schools. The collection includes materials related to his professional and personal activities and interests, biographical and historical information, copies of genealogical records, as well as personal photographs and audio recordings.

Warren Donald Petoskey was born in Jackson, Michigan on June 3, 1945. He is an elder of the Waganakising Odawa and Minneconjou Lakotah nations and the director of Dawnland Native Ministries. He was named Biidassige, meaning “Early Morning Light”, after his great-great-grandfather, Ignatius Petoskey (for whom the city of Petoskey, Michigan was named).

Warren has traveled the United States giving presentations regarding historical trauma and board school syndrome. He is a published author and musician, certified addictions counselor and Native Artisan.

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Copyright has been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan.

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