Potawatomi honor 180th anniversary of Trail of Death
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Potawatomi honor 180th anniversary of Trail of Death

About a dozen people huddled around a stone marker Wednesday evening on Quinsippi Island, watching Stanley Perry perform a blessing for forgiveness. Perry -- also known as Redhawk -- sang the Red Road song in Sioux, and then directed members to face in the four directions, starting with the east, and sprinkled tobacco around the marker, which commemorated the Potawatomi Trail of Death."Tobacco is one of our sacred herbs, and it is much like in church the incense," Perry said after the ceremony.

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