Potawatomi Trail of Death

Tracy DeVore

Danville, United States

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This marker is in Ellsworth Park in Danville, Illinois. Most people have heard of the Trail of Tears but few have heard of the Trail of Death. I was born and raised in Indiana and don’t recall anything about it in our history books, though it’s a big part of Indiana history, as the tribe was originally uprooted from an Indiana town and made to travel on foot across three States in winter. An ugly part, though, so perhaps that’s why it was downplayed? I don’t know. Interestingly, our recent paranormal investigations are what led me to study the history of the Potawatomi Nation and uncover a lot of things many people weren’t aware of. The research continues…

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