Some of these Kansas Potawatomi then moved to the Indian Territory present day

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Lakes region. Some of these Kansas Potawatomi then moved to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). Some Potawatomi stayed in both Wisconsin and Michigan. Others managed to return there from the west. During the 1800s, other Potawatomi accompanied the KICKAPOO to Mexico. Still others went to Canada. The history of the Potawatomi migration is very complex. Their many moved resulted from poverty and hardship. The Potawatomi struggled to find suitable lands and ways to earn a living after having been dislodged from their homeland and their way of life. The migration from Indiana that began in 1838 is called the Trail of Death because of the many lives lost to disease and hunger. It is not as famous as the Trail of Tears of the CHEROKEE but just as tragic. Today, the Prairie Band of Potawatomi has a reservation in Kansas. The Citizen Band of Potawatomi holds trust lands in Oklahoma. In Michigan are the Hannahville Indian Community of Wisconsin Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, the Huron Potawatomi, and Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. In Wisconsin is the Forest County Potawatomi Community. And in Ontario the Caldwell Band has a reserve. Like most Native Americans, the Potawatomi are for the most part not a wealthy people, but they have raised their standard of living recently through
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