Trail Of Death Journey

Journal notes walking the "Trail of Death" tracing the Potawatomi Indians forced removal from Indiana to Kansas in 1838. This blog is in process of being re-ordered and moved to

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Day 57 Blue River -- Mile 598
Oct. 30, 1838

The Indians were marched five hours today the 14 from Prarie Creek to the Blue River (probably present-day "Little Blue" river, East of Independance, Mo. The atmosphere was jovial as the Indians visited and caught up with the 23 friends who had arrives last night. The party of 23 Indians had among them three wagons transporting all their earthly possessions (and any sick people) and only five horses. Today this group was officially attached to the main column under judge Polke.

AS FOR ME I am cruising with Kerry. One cgain we put in a "double day" covering two of the migration party's days in one day. We walked toward Independance setting a walk-five-miles then take a break.


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