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Near Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail of Death

September 12, 1838

 

—LaGrange - Logansport State Road —

 
Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 31, 2010
1. Trail of Death Marker
Inscription. In 1838 some 800 Potawatomi Indians, being forcibly removed from Marshall County to Kansas, camped along this road, the LaGrange-Logansport State Road. On this “trail of death”, scores of Native Americans suffered and died. The mother of Chief We-wiss-sa, said to be over 100 years old, died near here on September 12, 1838.
 
Erected 1988 by Tippecanoe County Historical Assn.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 29.405′ N, 86° 57.188′ W. Marker is near Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on County Road W 500 N west of Road N 225 W, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cairo Skywatch Tower (approx. 3.8 miles away); Tecumseh Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Tippecanoe Battleground (approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Davis Ferry (approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing); The Wabash River
Full View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 31, 2010
2. Full View - - Trail of Death Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Prophet’s Rock (approx. 5.4 miles away); History - Main Street Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); John T. Myers (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .
1. 2003 Potawatomi Caravan Visit::. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. History and More Items:. This Official Web-site of the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" is the center of activity and information - with many excellent links. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Trail of Death map::. Also, some facts of things that happened along the way of travel. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 31, 2010
3. Wide View - - Trail of Death Marker
Long View - - Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 31, 2010
4. Long View - - Trail of Death Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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