A Pilgrimage of Remembrance, Lament and Transformation: Retracing the 1838 Potawatomi Trail of Death in 2015

Taught by Dan Shenk

Class begins 1/24/2018, ends 1/24/2018

Jan 24; 1:30 p.m.

For a week in late June 2015 Dan Shenk of Goshen joined 15 adults and one adolescent on a pilgrimage from Indiana to Kansas that retraced the Trail of Death of 859 Potawatomi people in 1838. In connection with that forced 660-mile march, 42 people died, most of them children. Dan says he learned a lot from the pilgrimage—in both his head and his heart. A PowerPoint depicts the journey via current and historical slides.