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

Trail of Death

September 13, 1838

 

—Lagrange on Wabash River —

 
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By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 31, 2010
1. Trail of Death Marker
Inscription. Over 850 Potawatomi Indians camped here on the Wabash River in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Sept. 13, 1838, on the forced removal from Indiana to Kansas. There were 106 sick so two doctors were called in, Drs. Ritchie & son. Sanford Cox later wrote in old Settlers: tears fell from the cheek of the downcast warrior, old men trembled, matrons wept, the swarthy maidens’s cheek turned pale. . .sad as a funeral procession.
 
Erected 2000 by Jim Crites, and Elders of The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 22.373′ N, 87° 5.479′ W. Marker is near Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on County Road S 950 W south of County Road W 75 S, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Tippecanoe County - at the Warren County Line next to the Wabash River. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Granville (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Wea Plains (approx. 4.2 miles away); Davis Township - Maysville
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. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Trail of Death (approx. 4.6 miles away); Zachariah Cicott (approx. 4.9 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 5.9 miles away); Scott's Expedition (approx. 6.2 miles away); Farmers Institute Academy (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Dedication - March 3, 2001 ::. "Lagrange on Wabash River" visited by the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" to Dedicate the marker. (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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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