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This memorial is dedicated to:
"Woman Who Prays Always".
Rose Philippine Duchesne was a nun of the
Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
a teaching order.
She taught Indian children here in . . . — — Map (db m70633) HM
The removal of the Potawatomi Indians from northern Indiana to Kansas took place Sept. - Nov. 1838. Nearly 900 Indians were rounded up by soldiers and marched at gun point for 61 days. So many died on the way and were buried by the roadside that . . . — — Map (db m70609) HM
The hundreds of hand wrought metal items found at this site indicates that a blacksmith shop existed here in the 1800's.
Among the items found were parts of wagon wheels, cooking utensils, muskets, nails, scissors, grading tools, hammers, . . . — — Map (db m70539) HM
This granite depiction of St. Philippine and two American Indians is an enlarged copy of a 3" x 5" sketch done by an unknown nun of St. Charles, Mo. Lawrence Branstetter of Bruce Marble in Fort Scott copied and enlarged the design using a . . . — — Map (db m70656) HM
Rev. Benjamin Marie Petit, of the City of Rennes, France, arrived as the Catholic missionary to the Potawatomi Indians in northern Indiana in November 1837. By June 1838, he had learned much of their difficult language and their culture, and had . . . — — Map (db m70652) HM
Father Benjamin Marie Petit, a missionary to the Potawatomi in northern Indiana, accompanied them on the forced removal in 1838. He ministered to their needs, both spiritual and physical. He baptized the dying children, "whose first step was . . . — — Map (db m70635) HM
This road was used by settlers going to Ft. Scott, where groups going to California and New Mexico were escorted by the U.S. Calvary
This is the only section of the road to still exist — — Map (db m70540) HM
The rock lined pits in this area pre-date the arrival of the Potawatomi Indians. Theories are that they may have been used for seed or food storage. The rocks here are shaped differently than any other in the area and their origin is uncertain. . . . — — Map (db m70575) HM
On this site a log cabin with stone foundation was built for St. Philippine Duchesne and two other nuns. The work was done by the Pottawatomie Indians under the directions of black master carpenter Edmund who had accompanied the nuns to Kansas from . . . — — Map (db m70640) HM
[Map] Designates 1838 'Trail of Death' route from Indiana to present day Osawatomie, Kans.
In September 1838 over 850 Potawatomi Indian people were rounded up and marched at gunpoint from their Indiana homeland. Many walked the 600-mile . . . — — Map (db m70654) HM
Some of the Jesuit priests who lived and served here
Fr. Christian Hoecken Fr. Francis Renaud Fr. Felix Vanquickenborne Fr. Peter John Verhaegen Fr. Peter Desmet Fr. Fleix [sic] Verreydt Fr. John Baptist Smedts Fr. Herman Aelen . . . — — Map (db m70638) HM
Kateri was an Indian princess. Her father Kenneronkwa was a chief of the Mohawk-Iroquois (Turtle Clan). Her mother was Kahenta of the Algonquin tribe.
This young Indian maiden is honored on July 14 as the first North American Indian proposed . . . — — Map (db m70641) HM
This is the Memorial and Historical Park dedicated to St. Philippine Duchesne and the Big Sugar/St. Mary Indian Mission, established 1838 to 1848.
The official Shrine to St. Philippine Duchesne is located in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in . . . — — Map (db m70632) HM