Saturday, February 6, 2010

Potawatomi Trail of Death Highway Signs

Back in fall of 2006, the Manitou Chapter and several Indiana DAR officers took part in the deication of 5 highway signs to mark the path taken by the Potawatomi Indians from Indiana to Kansas back on September 15, 1838.  The Potawatomi were marched at gunpoint, many died along the way and that is why it is called the Trail of Death.  Of the 859 Potawatomi who began the Trail of Death, 42 died.

These 5 signs mark the first historic highway signs in the nation for the Potawatomi Trail of Death and are to show that the event was not forgotten and to remind travelers of this event. 

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