Potawatomi Indian Bands, Gens and Clans
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Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry. Often very little information is known or they no longer exist. We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes.
Chekwa (prob. from ching′wă, thunder rolls ). Given by Morgan (Anc. Soc., 167, 1878) as the Thunder gens of the Potawatomi.