Potawatomi Trail of Death Association
A branch of Fulton County Historical Society, Inc.
37 E 375 N., Rochester, IN 46975
Telephone 574-223-4436, Museum open Monday - Saturday from 9 to 5, closed holidays
PTDA website: www.potawatomi-tda.org, FCHS Website: www.fultoncountyhistory.org
Editor: Shirley’s email 574-223-2352

The 7th Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan will be Sep 17-22, 2018. We will meet and get instructions at 7:30 a.m. at the Fulton County Museum, Rochester, Indiana, on Monday, Sept. 17, the day after the Trail of Courage Living History Festival. We will the drive to Chief Menominee monument for a beginning ceremony at 9 a.m. There we will begin the drive of 660 miles from Indiana to Kansas on the original 1838 route taken by the Potawatomi on the forced removal, Trail of Death. We will stop at historical markers, give programs at schools and museums, stay in motels and eat together. Individuals pay own motels and meals. Some are planning to camp out.

Tracy Locke, Citizen Potawatomi Nation member, Lafayette, is in charge of planning the caravan for 2018. Her email is

Registration to travel with 2018 Trail of Death Caravan:

Name _________________________________________________________________________

Those traveling with me ______________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip _____________________________________________________________

Phone _____________________________   Cell phone _____________________________

E-mail _______________________________________________________________________

Website if you have one ______________________________________________________

Tribal affiliation____________________________________________________________

You do not have to be American Indian to go.

Why I am interested __________________________________________________________

I can help (check): ____ send publicity to news media ahead of time.
____ pass out brochures & news releases to audiences during caravan.
____ give talks about my Potawatomi Family.  ____ sell books at stops on the way.
____ give Trail of Death badges to audiences & children.

Enclose check for $30 per person going on the caravan -- this includes $20 membership in PTDA and newsletter. Please give address and phone # and e-mail address for each person going with you.




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