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Mdewakanton Dakota/ Wabasha

Mdewakanton Dakota/ Wabasha

Posted: 14 Aug 2000 9:31AM GMT
Edited: 30 Jun 2001 3:26PM GMT
Are you a descendant of one of the Chiefs Wabasha (Wapasha) or Grey Cloud Woman I or II? Or maybe you are just part of the Mdewakanton band or some other band of Dakota. I have only recently been able to document this part of my heritage. I would love to know you if you have common heritage or common interest in research.

Sioux heritage

Posted: 19 Dec 2000 6:12AM GMT
Edited: 12 Jul 2001 1:52AM GMT
I can't claim anything more than that I have been told by my aunt and my real father that they were told that their granfather was of Sioux descent. I have no idea of where to start looking to find out if what was said is true or not. If you can help me find where to look it would be greatly appreciated.


Tracing your Indian ancestry

Posted: 19 Dec 2000 8:27AM GMT
Edited: 30 Jun 2001 3:26PM GMT
Shannon, the good news is that you have a starting place, "Sioux" Collect all names, birth and death dates and places. Ask or determine where people lived and when. The time frame will determine the method of research. If any recent ancestors worked and had a Social Security number, you can order a copy of the original application for $7. This will tell you the names of their parents, an address and possibly yield a couple of other clues. Further back, there are census rolls,etc. Knowing where they lived is most of it, since the Sioux nation is in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. The various bands , ie: Dakota, Lakota, etc have their own specific communities. You may also contact me privately at
I am just getting involved with a local Dakota community. I will speak with a historian soon and ask advice. I grew up in N.D.I now live in the Minneapolis area. My Indian ancestors were from Minnesota.Where do you live?


Willow Wells (View posts)
Posted: 22 Feb 2001 7:21PM GMT
I am also descended from some of the Wapashas. One of the last had a grandaughter named Susan Pennishon (Gray Huckleberry Woman) who is my 5g-grandmother. Would love to share info.

Wapasha family

Posted: 22 Feb 2001 10:21PM GMT
Edited: 30 Jun 2001 3:26PM GMT
Willow, how wonderful to meet you. I live in the Minneapolis area, and you? You may e-mail me at
I have Family Tree Maker, but I haven't submitted anything yet. I'm writing a family book, so any additional information is appreciated. I've acquired a good deal of information, some of which seems contradictory. I'm trying to sift through it all to sort things out. I may start a Rootweb list soon.

Re: Wapasha

Posted: 1 Sep 2009 12:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
We are descendents of James Bully Wells' son, Aaron Charles (brother of your Philip). I would very much like any information you have on the Hazahotawin heritage. (You mentioned that you had a family chart with that heritage.)

Please let me know if you have this information.

Posted: 1 Sep 2009 3:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm a little lost here. Which Philip who was married to whom?
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