Death Notice Joseph Wakazoo, published Friday 23 July 1910 in the Duluth News-Tribune, p. 3, col. 1. Microfilm on file at Duluth Public Library.
WELL KNOWN INDIAN MINISTER DIES AT ELBOW
Rev. Joseph Wakazoo, pastor of the Indian mission on the Bend of the River, of the White Earth reservation, for over 20 years, died this week of paralysis while on his way home from Red Lake. He was buried Thursday [22 July 1910].
Rev. Wakazoo was one of the best known Indian missionaries in northern Minnesota. He was ordained a deacon of the Episcopal church of the diocese of Duluth in 1887 by Bishop Gilbert, and since that time has been intimately connected with the work of the church.
During the Civil War Rev. Mr. Wakazoo joined the Union forces by enlisting with a Michigan regiment. He served, thoughout the war as a sharpshooter, and received an honorable discharge from the government.
He was born in northern New York, and was a descendant of the Ottawa tribe of the Objibwa [sic] nation. At the time of his death he was between 75 and 80 years of age.