The 170th anniversary of the Potawatomi Trail of Death will be observed at stops in the Hannibal region.
A caravan featuring ancestors, tribe members and others who want to keep alive the memory of the 1838 march will pass through or stop in Naples, Perry, Liberty and Quincy in West-Central Illinois and West Quincy, Palmyra and Paris in Northeast Missouri.
When the 660-mile trek ended on Nov. 4 in eastern Kansas, typhoid fever and the stress of the journey had killed more than 150 tribe members. Most of the victims were children and older people.
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