A Public Meeting of the KPL Board of Trustees will be held at 5 pm Monday, December 11, 2023 at Central Library/Van Deusen. Information can be found on the library’s website. 

Native Americans

Kalamazoo’s First Residents

When the first non-native settlers arrived in the Kalamazoo area, the Native Americans already in residence were members of the Potawatomi nation, believed to be a branch of the Chippewa…


The following text was compiled by John Shagonaby, Elspeth Inglis, Pam O’Connor, Joseph Helzer, and David Brose; and was edited by Barbara Brose and Jenifer Blouin Policelli  The original project…

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