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American Indians > American Indians in Indiana Exhibit: In Their Own Words > Darlene Van Tubbergen Darlene Van Tubbergen

Name: Darlene Van Tubbergen

Tribe: Pokagon

Tribal Position: Tribal Member

Profession: Retail

Education: 12th Grade

Favorite Sports: Football-Notre Dame

Hobbies/Special Interests: —

Religion: Traditional

Ways you celebrate being an American Indian: Practice traditional ways.

Ways you preserve your culture and heritage: Teach my children and learn from Elders.

Do you speak your tribal language? Some.

Misconceptions: They live off of the government, such as no taxes.

Offensive words/actions: When people will say “How” or refer to woman as squaw.