Location: Knox County NE

Bloom, Frances Lorraine Hans – Obituary

Frances Lorraine Hans was born March 8, 1922 at Bazile Mills, Nebraska to E. A. and Eunice Hans. She died April 22, 1987 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at age 65. In 1938, Frances graduated from Valentine High School, then attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She received her law degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and a Doctorate of Law from the University of Iowa. On October 22, 1956, Frances was united in marriage with Cleo Bloom, Jr. in Valentine. Frances was a businesswoman in Valentine for many years. She was a legal secretary for W. B. Quigley then owned a small loan company. For the past 31 years, she had the Stilwell Insurance Agency. Frances belonged to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Valentine. She was past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star. Her special interests included St. Francis Boys Home in Salina, Kansas, the Cherry County Hospital Foundation, and the Valentine Library and her church. Preceding Frances in death were he parents. She is survived by her husband, Cleo Jr. of Valentine and one son, Michael Lee Bloom of Billings, Montana. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 1987 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Valentine, Father Robert Gearhart officiating. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was in charge of funeral...

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Santee Sioux Tribe

Santee Indians, Santee Sioux Indians (Isañyati, from isañ ‘knife,’ contraction of isañta-mde ‘knife lake,’ Dakota name for Mille Lacs, and ati, ‘to pitch tents at’ ). An eastern division of the Dakota, comprising the Mdewakanton and Wahpekute, sometimes also the Sisseton and Wahpeton. Hennepin (1680), who probably included only the Mdewakanton, says 1Hennepin, Descr. La., Shea’s trans., 203, 1880 : “In the neighborhood of Lake Buade are many other lakes, whence issue several rivers, on the banks of which live the Issati, Nadouessans, Tinthonha (which means prairie-men), Ouadebathon River People, Chongaskethon Dog, or Wolf tribe (for chonga among these nations means dog or wolf), and other tribes, all which we comprise under the name Nadouessiou [Sioux]” In Le Sueur’s list (1700) the Issati are omitted and the Mdewakanton (written Mendeoucantons) inserted, for the first time. The name Santee was applied by the Missouri River Dakota to all those of the group living on Mississippi and lower Minnesota rivers, the Mdewakanton, Wahpekute, Wahpeton, and Sisseton. Ramsey 2Ramsey in Rep. Ind. Aff. for 1849, 74, 1850 and Riggs limit the use of the term to designate the Mdewakanton. McGee 3McGee in 15th Rep. B. A. E., 160, 1897 includes only the Wahpekute, which has been the usual application of the term since 1862, when the two tribes were gathered on the Santee Rivers in Knox County, Nebraska. Reyata is mentioned as a...

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The Santee Normal Training School and Indian Missions

Running Antelope, an Indian chief, describing the condition of the Indians, said: “There was once a beautiful, clear lake of water, full of fish. The fish were happy and content, had plenty to eat, and nothing to trouble them. One day a man came and threw in a lump of mud, which frightened the fishes much and disturbed the water. Another day a man came again, and threw in some more mud, and even again and again, until the water became so thick that the fish could not see at all; they were so blinded and so frightened that they ran against one another, and they ran their noses out of the water into the mud, where many of them died. In fact, they are in a bad condition, indeed. Now, the pond is the Indian country, the fishes are the Indians, the false treaties and promises of the white men are the lumps of mud,” and, turning to the missionaries, he said: “I hope you have come to clear up the water.” A glance at the work of the A.M.A. among the Indians will show that the missionaries are clearing up the water. We all have heard of the Santee Normal Training School for Indians, in Nebraska. There is much in the name itself, and yet it is impossible to have a clear idea of the work done...

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