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Chauvignerie (1736) mentions among the Potawatomi totems the golden carp, frog, tortoise, crab, and crane.

According to Morgan (Anc. Soc., 167,1877) they have 15 gentes, as follows:

  1. Moah, `Wolf’
  2. Mko, `Bear’
  3. Muk, ‘Beaver’
  4. Misshawa, ‘Elk’
  5. Maak, ‘Loon’
  6. Knou, ‘Eagle’
  7. Nina , ‘Sturgeon’
  8. Nmapena, ‘Carp’
  9. Mgezewa, ‘Bald Eagle’
  10. Chekwa, ‘Thunder’
  11. Wabozo, ‘Rabbit’
  12. Kakagshe, ‘Crow’
  13. Wakeshi, ‘Fox’
  14. Penna, ‘Turkey’
  15. Mketashshekakah, ‘Black Hawk’