Post by kingsleybray on Sept 29, 2013 11:31:34 GMT -5
This is an appeal for anyone from Birdtail or folks who know people from that reserve in Manitoba. I've been working the past week with Marcell Bull Bear, Donna Bull Bear, and other members of the Oglala (Pine Ridge) nation. We are all trying to work out the background to the Bull Bear family and their band, the Kiyaksa or Kiyuksa. As many of you know, they are a leading family among the Oglalas going way back.
Anyway, there are stories of historic, real old (18th century) connections of the family with Santee or Dakota people now up in Canada. We'd like to work out the connections in detail. I came across a reference to a lady named Yvonne Bearbull up at Birdtail. She participated in some of the commemorative marches in Minnesota for the War of 1862 and the 38 hanged in Mankato. I wondered if Yvonne, her family, or anyone knows anything of a possible link down to the Bull Bears at Pine Ridge. Just throwing it out there!!