In 1838, about 900 Pottawatomie Indians were rounded up from their homes in northern Indiana and forced to march 681 miles in 61 days to re-settle at the Sugar Creek Mission. Thirty-nine Pottawatomies, mostly children, died on this "Trail of Death." In 1841, several nuns of the Sacred Heart order, including 72-year-old Sister Phillipine Duchesne, came to teach the children. Sister Duchesne was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1988.
Hours: The site is open year round from dawn to 9:00 pm
Address: The shrine is located seven miles north and five miles west of Mound City, on Keokuk Road.
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