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Honoring Their Stories: Remembering the Potawatomi Trail of Death

October 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

George Godfrey – Potawatomi historian, storyteller and educator – is our guest for this special program. He will speak about the Potawatomi Trail of Death, when Potawatomi people were pushed from their land in Indiana to Kansas in 1838, on a tragic route that passed near our community. Godfrey has written and researched the “Potawatomi Removals”, including the experiences of his Potawatomi great-great grandmother, Josette Watchekee and her family, who lived this story. Come to learn more about the causes and impact of these events and to honor the memory of those whose lives were forever changed.

This event is cosponsored by the Native American House at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

We are pleased to announce that this event will be filmed by UPTV for broadcast at a later date (on the Library’s website and social media). Watch for more announcements.

For more information, visit https://urbanafreelibrary.libnet.info/event/7190355



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