Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana

by Daniel McDonald

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Chief Wesaw had two cabins north of the Eel River, according to Investigation of Historic Potawatomi Villages in Northern Indiana by William B. Secunda and Mark R. Schurr, Notre Dame, One cabin was built for him under the terms of the Treaty, another in Chief Wesaw was on both the removal and the Trail of Death. This book focuses on northern Indian removal in the Ohio and Great Lakes regions. Bowes importantly contextualizes his study within a broader unrelenting approach to removal sought by the U.S. government from the outset of the nation, shaping policies, rhetoric, public opinion, and legal decisions that would attack natives from various points.4/5.   Reflections on the Potawatomi Trail of Death Pilgrimage. July 1, May 1, we followed the footsteps of the forced removal of Potawatomi Indians by the U.S. military from northern Indiana to eastern Kansas. Reading journals of the removal, walking a few miles every day, reverently stopping at each of the monuments memorializing the. Several Native groups lived on the land and the Potawatomi and Miami were particularly influential groups. By settlers began to pour into the Indiana Territory as the Northwest Ordinance and treaties opened land to settlement. Native groups tried to slow or halt the advance of settlers but American encroachment onto Native lands continued.

Chief Crane, Potawatomi, holding tomahawk and unidentified Native American man in delegation to Washington, D.C. [Between and , printed later] Photograph. [Between and , printed later] Photograph.   Part 3 of 5 Parts. The sights and Sounds of the 44th Annual Trail of Courage Living History Festival September / in Rochester Indiana - 5 parts recorded in High Definition. For. Indiana Daughter illuminates her state’s important stories. When Shirley Willard taught middle school history in the s, textbooks were still glossing over one of the state’s darkest chapters—the forced removal of the Potawatomi American Indians from Indiana to Kansas in the fall of The Potawatomi Trail of Death was the forced removal by militia in of some members of the Potawatomi nation from Indiana to reservation lands in what is now eastern were escorted by armed volunteer militia, the march began at Twin Lakes, Indiana (Myers Lake and Cook Lake, near Plymouth, Indiana) on September 4, , and ended on November 4, .

Benjamin Marie Petit (April 8, – Febru ) was a Catholic missionary to the Potawatomi at Twin Lakes, Indiana, where he served from November to September A native of Rennes in Brittany, France, Petit was trained as a lawyer at the University of Rennes, but left the profession after three years to enter the Saint-Sulpice Seminary in Paris to Born: April 8, , Rennes, Brittany, France. Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana by Daniel McDonald, Daniel McDonald, editor for many years of the Plymouth Democrat newspaper and later State Senator (as well as being historian, early club member on Lake Maxinkuckee, and behind the legislation that established the well-known Chief Menominee statue between Culver and . Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana [Daniel McDonald] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern IndianaAuthor: Daniel McDonald. Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana; Embracing Also a Brief Statement of the Indian Policy of the Government, and Other Histori [, McDonald Daniel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana; Embracing Also a Brief Statement of the Indian Policy of the Format: Paperback.

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Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana by Daniel McDonald, Daniel McDonald, editor for many years of the Plymouth Democrat newspaper and later State Senator (as well as being historian, early club member on Lake Maxinkuckee, and behind the legislation that established the well-known Chief Menominee statue between Culver and.

Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana [Daniel McDonald] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern IndianaAuthor: Daniel McDonald. Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana; Embracing Also a Brief Statement of the Indian Policy of the Government, and Other Histori [, McDonald Daniel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from northern Indiana; embracing also a brief statement of the Indian policy of the government, and other historical matter relating to the Indian question by McDonald, Daniel, Pages: In fact, McDonald's interests in local Indian history would lead to his writing, The Removal of the Pottowatomie Indians from Northern Indiana, ina book which -- along with the journals and writings of eyewitnesses like George Winter and Fr.

Benjamin Petit, remains one of the important sources of information about the Pottowatomie. Potawatomi Trail of Death - Removal from Indiana to Kansas. This new book was published by Fulton County Historical Society’s Indian Awareness Center, 37 E N, Rochester IN Phone E-mail, Web page:Price $40 plus $6 shipping and handling.

The account was originally published in Daniel McDonald’s Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana. Also included is the manuscript report of William Polke and Thomas S.

Hinds to Governor William Hendricks of Indiana and Governor Edward Coles of Illinois on the navigation of the Wabash River. DuringSuperintendent Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana book of Indians, Able C.

Pepper, assigned Polke as a conductor of the Potawatomi peoples’ removal from their northern Indiana homeland on their grueling march to Kansas. Polke was instrumental in the removal of the Potawatmi in Indiana via a forced march of overknown as “The Trail of Death.”.

Indiana was home to several bands of Miami, including Wea and Piankashaw. Their territory included most of the northern portion of what is now Indiana. Indian Removal. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi came to Indiana by way of the Michigan territory, but migrated to Indiana at some point following the Beaver Wars.

The Potawatomi were removed in two groups, with the Prairie and Forest Bands from Illinois and Wisconsin moved to Council Bluffs in southwest Iowa, and the Potawatomi of the Woods, which included the Michigan and Indiana bands, relocated to eastern Kansas near Osawatomie.

One band of Potawatomi, led by Chief Menominee, refused to leave their homelands at their Twin Lakes village in Indiana. “Indian Removal and the Transformation of Northern Indiana” Indiana Magazine of History, VolIssue 1, Marchpp Campion, Thomas J.

Indiana University “This article looks at the process of dispossession and removal in northern Indiana, focusing on the three million acres ceded by the Potawatomi in The Potawatomi Trail of Death was the forced removal by militia in of some members of the Potawatomi nation from Indiana to reservation lands in what is now eastern march began at Twin Lakes, Indiana (Myers Lake and Cook Lake, near Plymouth, Indiana) on September 4,and ended on November 4,along the western bank of the Osage.

Indiana governor David Wallace authorized General John Tipton to forcefully remove the Potawatomi in what became known as the Potawatomi Trail of Death, the single largest Indian removal in the state. Prairie Potawatomi: Tradition and Ritual in the Twentieth Century. About Potawatomi traditional religions in the late 's.

Daniel McDonald. Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from Northern Indiana. Plymouth, Ind., D. McDonald & Co., Irving McKee. The Trail of Death: Letters of Benjamin Marie Petit.

Indiana Historical Society, The next year, inPotawatomi from the St. Joseph River, some from northern Indiana, and the Potawatomi of the Prairie, along with headmen and chiefs from the Ojibwe and Odawa tribes who lived along the coast of the Great Lakes, collectively referred to as the United Nation or United Band in government reports, signed the Treaty of Chicago.

The removal of the Potawatomi Indians from northern Indiana to Kansas took place Sept.-Nov. Nearly 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 it is called the Trail of Death.

The Potawatomi are an Algonkian-speaking tribe which has lived in the Great Lakes region for at least four centuries. Oral traditions of the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Ottawa assert that at one time all three tribes were one people who lived at the Straits of Mackinac. From there, they split off into three separate groups, and the Potawatomi were "Keepers of the Sacred Fire.".

Dancer, of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. He lived near Shelbyville, Michigan. Known to many as Uncle Frank, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp in World War II and was a respected spiritual leader throughout the Great Lakes. He was Pokagon Band, Gun Lake Band, & Huron Band Potawatomi.

A Pow Wow in his honor is held each. Forced From Land and Culture: Removal. The Potawatomi were leaving Indiana whether they wanted to or not. On the morning of Sept. 4,a band of Potawatomi, with their leaders shackled and restrained in the back of a wagon, set out on a forced march from their homeland in northern Indiana for a small reserve in present-day Kansas.

It overviews the history of conflict in Ohio and Indiana between Indian tribes such as the Potawatomi and Miami and U.S. Army forces during the War ofexplores differences between Indian and American views regarding land ownership, and describes the establishment of the U.S.

General Land Office (GLO) and their efforts to acquire Indian. 'The Chippewa, Ottawa, and a number of Potawatomi were not removed for a variety of reasons; among these were the unattractiveness of their northern lands to the Michigan settler, the Indians' financial value to the traders, the philantrophic efforts of missionaries and Michigan citizens to keep the Indians in Michigan and the Indians own tenacity and perseverance in resisting removal.

Removal of the Pottawattomie Indians from northern Indiana; embracing also a brief statement of the Indian policy of the government, and other historical matter relating to the Indian question. By Daniel McDonald. (Plymouth, Ind., D.

McDonald & Co., Printers, ), by Daniel McDonald (page images at HathiTrust). The removal of the Potawatomi Indians from northern Indiana to Kansas took place Sept. - Nov. Nearly 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 m) HM. Inthe U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal Act and directed that all American Indians be relocated to lands west of the Mississippi River, leaving the Great Lakes region open to further non-Indian development.

The Treaty of Chicago established the conditions for the removal of the Potawatomi from the Great Lakes area. Potawatomi Trail of Death explained. The Potawatomi Trail of Death was the forced removal by militia in of some members of the Potawatomi nation from Indiana to reservation lands in what is now eastern march began at Twin Lakes, Indiana (Myers Lake and Cook Lake, near Plymouth, Indiana) on September 4,and ended on November 4.

Potawatomi Trail of Death. Menominee was chief of one of the largest of four Potawatomi communities in northern Indiana and Michigan in the early 19th century. A treaty protected the lands of the four communities near the confluence of the Yellow and Kankakee rivers.

The Illinois and Indiana Indians. New York, New York: Arno Press, (Family History Library book Bi; fiche ) This book gives histories of the various tribes in Indiana.

Rafert, Stewart. American-Indian Genealogical Research. Potawatomi Trail of Death / Chief Menominee Statue The Potawatomi Trail of Death was the forced removal of the Potawatomi Indians from north central Indiana to reservation lands along the western bank of the Osage River, near present-day Osawatomie, Kansas.

It marked the single largest Indian removal in Indiana history. World War II dramatically changed this scenario when Native Americans served in the U.S. military and on the home front.

Afterward, Indians from many tribal lineages flocked to Indiana to find work. Along with Indiana's Miami and Potawatomi, they are creating a diverse Indian culture that enriches the lives of all Hoosiers. Potawatomi Trail of Death in One of the most tragic episodes in Indiana history occurred during two months in The Potawatomi Trail of Death was the forced removal of more than Potawatomi Indians from their villages in the Twin Lakes region of northern.

1 photographic print. | Group portrait of Potawatomi Indians, including men, women, and children, gathered for a special occasion at Rush Lake Mission near Watervliet, Michigan, Sept.

4, Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk, hereditary Principal Pipe carrier and ritural leader of the Potawatomi Indians, sits at center holding traditional Potawatomi pipes. Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk was also .National Archives.

M Special Files of the Office of Indian Affairs, Roll 14 F Emigration of Potawatomi Indians in FHL film 1, Potawatomi Trail of Death - Removal from Indiana to Kansas. By Shirley Willard and Susan Campbell.

C. Fulton County Historical Society, Rochester, Indiana. FHL book: Pw.The Trail of Death was the forced removal of the Potawatomi from northern Indiana to eastern Kansas in the fall of Prucha, Francis Paul.

'Indian Removal and the Great American Desert."Indiana Magazine of History LIX (December ):