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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Prophet’s Rock (approx. 5.4 miles away); History - Main Street Bridge
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. 5.6 miles away); John T. Myers (approx. 5.7 miles away); Big Four Depot (approx. 5.7 miles away); Iraq War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Centennial Historic District (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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