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Looking Back: The Potawatomi exodus

Mirando hacia atrás: el éxodo de Potawatomi

By Jack Klasey

When Chief Shaw-waw-nas-see died at his village beside Rock Creek in 1834, he was spared the pain of seeing his Potawatomi band uprooted from their traditional hunting and fishing grounds and relocated beyond the Mississippi River.

Two years after the chief died, the 500 members of his band left their Rock Village home to be resettled on a reservation in Iowa. Under treaties negotiated between the Potawatomi tribe and the U.S. government in 1832 and 1833, the Indians gave up their lands in northern Indiana and northeastern Illinois in exchange for cash payments and tracts of land beyond the Mississippi.

This drawing by Kankakee artist Joseph Campbell illustrates the Potawatomi band crossing the Kankakee that was described by “Uncle Sid” Vail. It originally appeared in the 1968 history of Kankakee titled “Of the People.” Kankakee County Museum Photo Archive

By Jack Klasey

When Chief Shaw-waw-nas-see died at his village beside Rock Creek in 1834, he was spared the pain of seeing his Potawatomi band uprooted from their traditional hunting and fishing grounds and relocated beyond the Mississippi River.

Two years after the chief died, the 500 members of his band left their Rock Village home to be resettled on a reservation in Iowa. Under treaties negotiated between the Potawatomi tribe and the U.S. government in 1832 and 1833, the Indians gave up their lands in northern Indiana and northeastern Illinois in exchange for cash payments and tracts of land beyond the Mississippi.

This drawing by Kankakee artist Joseph Campbell illustrates the Potawatomi band crossing the Kankakee that was described by “Uncle Sid” Vail. It originally appeared in the 1968 history of Kankakee titled “Of the People.” Kankakee County Museum Photo Archive

Por Jack Klasey

Cuando el jefe Shaw-waw-nas-see murió en su aldea al lado de Rock Creek en 1834, se libró del dolor de ver a su banda Potawatomi desarraigada de sus tradicionales zonas de caza y pesca y trasladada más allá del río Mississippi.

Dos años después de la muerte del jefe, los 500 miembros de su banda abandonaron su hogar en Rock Village para ser reasentados en una reserva en Iowa. Según los tratados negociados entre la tribu Potawatomi y el gobierno de los Estados Unidos en 1832 y 1833, los indios renunciaron a sus tierras en el norte de Indiana y el noreste de Illinois a cambio de pagos ...

This drawing by Kankakee artist Joseph Campbell illustrates the Potawatomi band crossing the Kankakee that was described by “Uncle Sid” Vail. It originally appeared in the 1968 history of Kankakee titled “Of the People.” Kankakee County Museum Photo Archive
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