#Amish were among the first settlers. The 'Schwartz Family History' book states Native Americans were '40 years removed' when they settled / founded Berne, Indiana (Adams Co). European Anabaptist immigrants bought up much of their land in IN. / MI.— James Schwartz (@queeraspoetry) September 4, 2019
📸: Berne, IN. #TrailOfDeath https://t.co/tP9k3ILW4M pic.twitter.com/3lWEX1ltAN
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Trail of Death, the forced removal of 859 Potawatomi people in 1838 from Indiana on a two-month trek to Kansas, a completely different landscape. They were promised homes, and there were none.— Kaitlin Curtice (@KaitlinCurtice) September 3, 2019
41 died along the way.
Tomorrow, if you have the time/energy/space, please remember with me, grieve with me, pray if you want.— Kaitlin Curtice (@KaitlinCurtice) September 3, 2019
Light a candle.
Whisper out loud that things aren't as they should be, and promise that you'll work to repair brokenness and decolonize where you can.