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"Commemorating the Potawatomie Trail of Death: Creating a Regional Historic Trail," written by Shirley Willard (18 pp. typewritten)

Date: 2006

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 47222

Space Required/Quantity: 0.01 cubic feet

Title (Main title): "Commemorating the Potawatomie Trail of Death: Creating a Regional Historic Trail," written by Shirley Willard (18 pp. typewritten)

Scope and Content

Scope and content: On the 150th anniversary of the Potawatomi forced march of 1838 from northern Indiana to Linn County, Kansas, a group of historians and Potawatomi descendants organized the Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan, which re-traced the trail in 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2003. Resolutions declaring the Trail of Death a regional historic trail were eventually passed in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas--the four states that the trail crossed. The Kansas Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution no. 1623 (copy added to folder) in 1994 designating the Kansas segment of the trail, which passes through Johnson, Miami, and Linn Counties, as a regional historic trail. Historical markers have been placed on the trail.

Related Records or Collections

Associated materials: See the Kansapedia article, Potawatomi Trail of Death and
the Potawatomi Trail of Death Association website for additional information.