March 31, 2020
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Potawatomi Trail of Death TImeline Project - LMORALES
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The Potawatomi signed nine treaties with the U.S. ceding their reservation lands.
August 5th, 1838 was the deadline for the Potawatomi to vacate their land. Most left, while others like Menominee stayed.
White squatters started invading Menominee's land and violence started between the two sides.
Menominee and two other Indian chiefs were jailed by U.S. forces for the violence.
The Potawatomi village was set fire to discourage the Native Americans from returning.
The Trail of Death starts and Potawatomi are vacated out of Indiana. A Catholic priest, Father Benjamin Petit, accompanied the Potawatomi on the journey.
General John TIpton and his men left the caravan at Danville, Illinois.
When passing through central Illinois, the Indians received a lot of attention from the locals, generally for being well dressed.
The Potawatomi pass through the Mississippi River on steamboats and entered Missouri.
The Potawatomi finally touched Kansas soil on November 2nd, 1838.
The Potawatomi finally reach their destination of Osawatomie, Kansas on November 4th.
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