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This granite depiction of St. Philippine and two American Indians is an enlarged copy of a 3" x 5" sketch done by an unknown nun of St. Charles, Mo. Lawrence Branstetter of Bruce Marble in Fort Scott copied and enlarged the design using a sandblas…
This place is in memory of more than 600 Catholic Potawatomi Indians buried in this field and down by the river far from their ancestral home of the Great Lakes Area.
Their names are incribed [sic] on the crosses
May they rest in peace
[Map] Designates 1838 'Trail of Death' route from Indiana to present day Osawatomie, Kans.
In September 1838 over 850 Potawatomi Indian people were rounded up and marched at gunpoint from their Indiana homeland. Many walked the 600-mile distanc…
Rev. Benjamin Marie Petit, of the City of Rennes, France, arrived as the Catholic missionary to the Potawatomi Indians in northern Indiana in November 1837. By June 1838, he had learned much of their difficult language and their culture, and had i…
Kateri was an Indian princess. Her father Kenneronkwa was a chief of the Mohawk-Iroquois (Turtle Clan). Her mother was Kahenta of the Algonquin tribe.
This young Indian maiden is honored on July 14 as the first North American Indian proposed fo…
On this site a log cabin with stone foundation was built for St. Philippine Duchesne and two other nuns. The work was done by the Pottawatomie Indians under the directions of black master carpenter Edmund who had accompanied the nuns to Kansas fro…
On this site stood afive room log conventcompleted mid March 1842
Some of the Jesuit priests who lived and served here
Fr. Christian Hoecken · Fr. Francis Renaud · Fr. Felix Vanquickenborne · Fr. Peter John Verhaegen · Fr. Peter Desmet · Fr. Fleix [sic] Verreydt · Fr.…
Father Benjamin Marie Petit, a missionary to the Potawatomi in northern Indiana, accompanied them on the forced removal in 1838. He ministered to their needs, both spiritual and physical. He baptized the dying children, "whose first step was from …
This memorial is dedicated to:"Quah-Kah-Ka-Num-Ad"Potawatomie for"Woman Who Prays Always".
Rose Philippine Duchesnewas a nun of theSociety of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,a teaching order.
She taught Indian children here in 1841.She was cannoni…