October 8, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death – Part 15

Diary of William Polke Saturday, 29 Sept. 1838 “In order to pass Springfield at as early an hour as possible, we rose before light, and at […]
October 7, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death – Part 14

Diary of William Polke Wednesday, 26 Sept. 1838 “Left our encampment at the crossing at 8 o’clock in the morning and proceeded on our route. The […]
October 1, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death – Part 13

Diary of William Polke Monday, 24 Sept. 1838 “At 9 this morning we left Pyatt’s Point, Ill. (the encampment of yesterday) and proceeded down the Sangamon […]
September 30, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death – Part 12

Diary of William Polke Saturday, 22 Sept. 1838 “At 8 o’clock we left our encampment and entered the prairie at Sidney. The day was exceedingly cold. The […]
September 29, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death – Part 11

Diary of William Polke Wednesday, 19 Sept. 1838 “The business for which we remained yesterday in camp, is but half concluded. The sick require active treatment […]
September 26, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death – Part 10

Diary of William Polke Tuesday, 18 Sept. 1838 “The accumulation of business, together with the discharge of a number of troops in service, rendered it necessary […]
September 24, 2014

Legislator Boursaw represents ancestors at 2014 Trail of Courage event

Jon Boursaw, District 4 CPN Legislator from Topeka, Kan. was amongst the honored Bourassa family members at the 2014 Trail of Courage Living History Festival event […]
September 22, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death – Part 9

Diary of William Polke Saturday, 15 Sept. 1838 “Early on this morning we were on our way, and travelled without interruption unit 12 o’clock. When we […]
September 18, 2014

Chronicling the Potawatomi Trail of Death – Part 8

Diary of William Polke Friday, 14 Sept. 1838 “Left Lagrange encampment at an early hour and proceeded at a quick pace on our journey—passing over a […]