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 Pottawatomie Indian Burying Ground

Pottawatomie Indian Burying Ground

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Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 27
Memorial ID 832 · View Source
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This memorial is an Indian Hill Marker and center of original Indian Village and Burial Ground. The site of Forest Home Cemetery was a graveyard long before the coming of European settlers to Illinois. The Pottawatomie People, the original occupants of much of the Chicago area, had established a graveyard here. The monument, erected on May 25, 1941, reads, in part: "This is the site of a village and burial ground of the Pottawatomie Indians from ancient times until 1835 when they were exiled to lands beyond the Mississippi. Later this locality was known as Indian Hill. ... As the years passed the visits of the Pottawatomies became ever less frequent and this memorial has been erected to perpetuate their memory...".

Bio by: William Seitz


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 832
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pottawatomie Indian Burying Ground (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 832, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .