Native American History

  • Trail of Death

    Trail of Death
    For about 4 years the Potowatomi were selling treaties to the U.S. while the U.S. was trying to completely eliminate all Potowatomi in Indiana. In September of 1838 the Indian Removal Act forced the removal of the Potowatomi tribe. As the Cherokee faced many hardships the Potowatomi did as well. Typhoid fever and stressed killed about 40 of the 850 Potowatomi most of them being children.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    As part of Jackson's indian removal, the Cherokee were made to relocate and give up the lands east of the Mississippi. The Trail of Tears brought hunger, starvation, injury, disease and death to many of the Cherokee tribe. Approximately 4,000 out of the 15,000 Cherokee indians died on this journey.