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“Trail of Death” — Potawatomi Indian Relocation

Armed conflict between Mormons and Missourians was not the o­nly tragedies recorded in the frontier region of Northwest Missouri during 1838. Today a plaque dedicated o­n the original campsite in Richmond, MO, is a reminder of the “Trail of Death” march from Indiana to Osawatomi, KS, forced upon the Potawatomi Indians. (reprinted from the Lawson Review)

The “Trail of Death” started in 1838 when 850 Potawatomi Indians were rounded

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