Trail of BrokenPromisesMay 2012The Wetlands Preservation Organization
• We leave May 13, 2012 • We are going to pass through 7 states • (KS, MO, IL, IN, OH, PA, and M.D.) • We’ll cover 1100 to 1300 miles • We’re going to be with other groups • We should arrive in D.C. by July!What we definitely know
Sunday, 13 MAY 2012 (Lawrence, Kansas to Shawnee, Kansas) Sunrise Ceremony800 hours Breakfast830 hours Prepare teams900 hours Leave from Haskell’s Eco-Walk1000 hours Connect to Haskell’s Rail Trail1100 hours Walk through downtown Lawrence1200 hours Break into teams. Head to different starting points1600 hours Visit Shawnee Indian Mission (1839-1862)
May 15thConnect to Trail of Death at Independence!
There will be four teams.(Land, Animal, People, and Drivers) Each team will have responsibilities. Each team will travel 10 miles a day, Separately!Four Team Approach
Every team will have their own starting and stopping point.We will all camp together each night.
Pick up trash along freeway Log and dispose of trash in each town Clean up campsites Find campsite for each day Locate landmarks (hot springs, trails) Give weather updates Haul waterThe Land Team
Coordinate all meals Be the first awake each morning Ask for food donations Maintain an inventory of supplies Help with health problems Learn about the hospitals and police stations in area Haul waterThe Animal Team
Every team is assigned driver/drivers. Help the Land Team with trash Help the Animal Team find food Help the People Team with events Provide gas updates Car maintenance Set up / take down tents Haul waterThe Drivers Team
Every team will have four leaders and each leader will be assigned a task.Team Structure
The Land Leader of the Land Team oversees all of the Land Teams activities. Ensures trash is disposed of and logged In charge of campsite clean up Suggests places to visit Tracks weather patterns in area Hauls enough water for entire team Team Leaders
The Land Leader of the Animal Team will serve as a liaison for the two teams. Gives Land Team updates (Trash, Campsites, Weather) Organizes trash pick up for their section of Organizes campsite clean up for Animal Team.Sub-Team Leaders
Every Team Leader must participate in a daily talking circle. Everybody is encouraged to join.Talking Circle
A cycle is the amount of distance we cover in a certain amount of time. We’re going to run on a 5 day cycle, where we travel approximately 30 miles each day for 4 days, then rest.Day 1: Shawnee, KS/30 miles (cycle begins)Day 2: Buckner, MO/28 milesDay 3: Richmond, MO/31 milesDay 4: Carrolton, MO/30 milesDay 5: Rest (end of cycle)*Teams have the opportunity to re-structure at the end of each cycle.What is a cycle?
If we are unable to travel one day because of the weather, orwe are held up for an event, we simply pause the cycle.When we’re ready to hit the road again, we pick up wherewe left off.Day 1: Shawnee, KS - 30 miles (cycle begins)Day 2: Buckner, MO - 28 milesDay 3: Unforeseen Event (pause cycle)Day 4: Richmond, MO - 31 miles (resume cycle)Day 5: Carrolton, MO - 30 milesDay 6: Rest (end of cycle)*We are asking teams to stay together for the entire duration of each cycle.*What if a cycle breaks?
Trail of Broken PromisesSummer 2012Date Distance Covered (miles) Location of Campsites NotesMAY 13 30 Shawnee, KS Shawnee Indian Mission (1839 – 1862) 14 28 Buckner, MO Connect to Trail of Death (September to November 1838) 15 31 Richmond, MO 16 30 Carrolton, MO 17 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 18 33.1 Keytesville, MO 19 29.5 Moberly, MO 20 25 Paris, MO 21 21 Monroe City, MO 22 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 23 34 West Quincy, MO 24 20.4 Liberty, IL 25 27 Perry, IL 26 31 Exeter, IL 27 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 28 33 Island Grove, IL 29 17.2 Springfield, IL 30 29.9 Niantic, IL 31 40.3 Monticello, IL JUNE 1 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 2 34 Sidney, IL 3 26.8 Danville, IL 4 26.8 Williamsport, IN 5 27.4 West Lafayette, IN 6 3 Lafayette, IN Day trip to Twin Lakes, IN Disconnect from Trail of Death 7 0 REST/END OF CYCLEEstimate: 578.4
Date Distance Covered (miles) Location of Campsites Notes JUNE 8 35 Kokomo, IN 9 29 Fairmount, IN 10 25 Muncie, IN 11 34 Greenville, OH 12 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 13 31.2 Piqua, OH 14 39.0 Buck Creek State Park, OH 15 33.6 Batelle Darby Creek Park, OH 16 14 Columbus, OH 17 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 18 32 Moundbuilders Park, OH 19 27 Dillon State Park, OH 20 31 Cambridge, OH 21 31.6 Egypt Valley Wilderness, OH 22 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 23 35.7 Triadelphia, OH, WV 24 26.9 Washington, PA 25 33.5 Ruffs Dale, PA 26 26.9 Kooser State Park, PA 27 0 REST/END OF CYCLE 28 19.4 Shanksville, PA 29 19.2 Schellsburg, PA 30 21.7 Everett, PA JULY 1 28.3 Burnt Cabins, PA 2 26.1 East Waterford, PA 3 24.4 Landisburg, PA *4* 14.5 Carlisle, PA 5 0 REST/END OF CYCLE
6 27.1 Gettysburg, PA7 32 Fredrick, MD8 23.7 Gaithersburg, MD9 22.9 Washington D.C.!!!!!!!!!! good medicine. For more information regarding our journey please contact: Millicent Pepion Wetlands Preservation Organization Phone: (480) 258-2930 Email: Minipah@msn.com Millicent.Pepion@haskell.edu
How to become involved Meetings!• Come to meetings! Wetlands Preservation Organization Haskell Library (Room 111) 6 pm/Mondays• Email for more info: Indigenous and American IndianJessica.Lackey@haskell.edu Studies ClubMillicent.Pepion@haskell.edu Haskell Library (Room 111)Or 6 pm/TuesdaysKelda.Britton@haskell.edu Medicine Wheel Saturdays at 10 am!The Trail of BrokenPromises is on FB.