September 13, 2018

2018 Commemorative Trail of Death Caravan

In late summer 1838 near Twin Lakes, Indiana, U.S. General John Tipton called a meeting with the Potawatomi around Chief Menominee’s village. Menominee refused to give […]
November 18, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: George Winter on Mis qua buck (Red Iron)

Excerpt from George Winter’s journal regarding Mis qua buck [Red Iron]. “Mus-qua-buck…. whom I had sketched unconsciously to him at the time while sitting on a […]
November 3, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: Pash Po Ho

An excerpt from George Winter’s journal regarding Pash Po Ho. Winter was a participant and chronicler of the Potawatomi Trail of Death.  “Pash Po Ho was […]
September 16, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: September 16, 2015 – The Council of Keewaunay

Illustrating collaborative efforts between the Cultural Heritage Center and Indiana University is the 1837 painting of the Council of Keewaunay between Indiana Potawatomi and U.S. emigration […]
September 9, 2015

Way Back Wednesday: September 9, 2015 – The Removal Period

Just one week ago marked 177 years since the the 1838 Potawatomi Trail of Death, which forced the ancestors of today’s Citizen Potawatomi Nation from their […]
December 18, 2014

The Trail of Death

Each year, in the first week of September, my newsfeed and inbox fills with stories and press releases about the Potawatomi Trail of Death. The articles […]
December 18, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death: Part 33

Saturday, 10 Nov. 1838 Diary of William Polke “The settlements with the teamsters and officers were concluded today.Tomorrow we set out for home every thing having […]
December 18, 2014

Chronicling the Trail of Death: Part 32

Wednesday, 7 Nov. 1838 Diary of William Polke “Travelled from Bulltown encampment to McLean’s Grove, a distance of twenty five miles. It had snowed the night […]
December 8, 2014

Chronicling the Trail of Death: Part 31

Monday, 5 Nov. 1838 Diary of William Polke “The day was consumed in making settlements with the officers. During the afternoon a considerable number of the […]