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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Trail of Death Trail of Death

Trail of Death

Location: SR 17 & CR 12, 1.3 miles NE of junction of SR 8 & SR 17, 2 miles west of Twin Lakes. (Marshall County, Indiana)

Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 50.1949.1

Visit Blogging Hoosier History to learn about Indiana Judge William Polke's involvement in the the removal of the Potawatmi.


Two miles east, on north bank of Twin Lakes, some 800 Potawatomi Indians were collected in August 1838 and forced to begin their long march to new homes in the West. Many perished on the way.


American Indian/Native American, Military