This wasn't the first grant the Potawatomi Trail of Death Association received from the Citizen Band Potawatomi, now known as Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
A Potawatomi tribal historian, Jerry Lewis, visited the Fulton County Historical Society museum and set up a cultural exchange in 1982. Since then the groups have kept in contact and in 2008, the Potawatomi Trail of Death Association received a $1,439.65 grant for historical highway signs for two counties in Kansas and Missouri.
Missouri Department of Transportation will not allow the signs on their state roads, Willard said, but friends in Brunswick, Mo., took the signs and erected them on a private property.
The signs will be dedicated on the caravan at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Willard said the project involves people in 26 counties spanning four states.
The caravan will also hold a birthday celebration for Willard on Sept. 28. Those interested in joining the caravan are welcome to join at any time, whether they can drive for one hour or the entire trip, Godfrey said. Additional information is available at http://www.potawatomi-tda.org/carav03/carav03.htm .
Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you go: WHAT: Sixth Trail of Death caravan WHERE: Registration for the caravan will be at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Fulton County Museum WHEN: Sept. 23 to Sept. 29 INFO: Visit http://www.potawatomi-tda.org/carav03/carav03.htm to find more information about the schedule and stops along the way