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These are some of the Potawanomi Indian Chiefs who led the Massacre at Fort Dearborn. Main Poc, born about 1765, died 1816 near Manistee, Michigan: Potawatomi War Leader, age 47, and Shaman..........Mad Sturgeon, led the Fort Dearborn Massacre.............Chief Blackbird, a leader of Potowatomi,........Chief Petsotum, who stabbed in the back, the captured Captain Wells, cut his heart out and fed it to his warrior braves.......Capt Wells had been spared by two other Chiefs..........the next day a Wynadot half-breed Indian named Billy Caldwell, returned to the scene of the massacre, retrieved Capt. Wells remains and buried them in the sands of the beach along Lake Michigan at 18th Street.

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Linked toFamily: Fortmann [a Kleine]/Lauermann (F2); Family: Schmitt a.k.a. Schmidt a.k.a. Smith/Bruck (F008)

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