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Houses of the Mdewakanton Tribe

When preparing a sketch of the villages and village sites of the Mdewakanton, it is quite natural to begin with a brief description of the site of the village to which Father Hennepin was led captive, during the early spring of the year 1680. On the afternoon of April 11 of that year, while ascending the Mississippi with two companions, he was taken by a war party of the Sioux, and after much anxiety and suffering reached the Falls of St. Anthony, which he so named. Thence, going overland through the endless forests, they arrived at the village of their captors. Soon Indians were seen running from the village to meet them, and then it was that “One of the principal Issati Chiefs gave us his peace-calumet to smoke, and accepted the one we had brought. He then gave us some wild rice to eat, presenting it to us in large bark dishes.” From this place they were later taken in bark canoes “a short league, to an island where their cabins were.”1 The Mdewakanton “mystery lake village,” of the Santee or eastern division of the Dakota, were considered by some as “the only Dakota entitled to the name Isanyati (‘Santee’), given them from their old home on Mille Lac, Minnesota, called by them Isantamde, ‘Knife Lake.'” There is no doubt of the Mdewakanton being the Issati of Hennepin, to whose principal village he was taken, and where he remained for some weeks during the year 1680. It has always been acknowledged that the village stood on or near the shore of Mille Lac, but not until 1900 was...

Kirkeby, Margaret E. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Wallowa resident, Margaret E. Kirkeby, 80, of Wallowa, died Sept. 2, 1992, at her home in Wallowa. She was born Dec. 11, 1911, at Onamia, Minn., the daughter of Albin and Florence (McAloney) Petrin. In 1956, she married Orrin G. Kirkeby in Onamia. Mrs. Kirkeby was an active and loyal member of the Catholic Church in Wallowa. She is survived by her husband Orrin of Wallowa; cousin Helen Moore of Bloomington, Minn.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Glenn Kirkeby and Iris Kirkeby of Taylor, Texas; brother-in-law Leo Maiers of Wimberley, Texas; niece and nephew, Rebecca Keller and Steven Kirkeby of La Grande. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Leland Petrin and one sister, Marion Maiers. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Bramlet Cemetery in Wallowa. Memorials in her memory may be made to the charity of choice in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, Main at W 3rd in Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain-Thursday, September 10, 1992, Page 2 Contributed by Sue Wells Transcribed by Dixie...

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