John Grass was a hereditary chief of the Blackfeet. He was known as the Statemam of the Sioux. He was born on the Grand River about 1837 the son of Charging Bear and a mother who was of the Two Kettle band. Grass signed the Fort laramie treaty of 1868 under the Blackfeet band. John Grass lived on the Reservation at extreme southwest corner of what became Sioux County. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Indian Court at Fort Yates. Chief Grass died on May 10, 1918 Blackfoot Sioux had 62 lodges under him 1873.
Grass Oompah- Moose b. Spouse: Children Son: Tatonka Tonka Big Buffalo
Sicolau- Sicolamani- Barefooted- Herekawicasta- Old Man Spouse: Bird Flying Over (Swiftly) or Wihustawin-Lame Woman Children Son: Wahacankeyapi -Uses Him as a Shield b.
Wahacankeyapi -Uses Him as a Shield d.1873. 1st Spouse: Wawapilakiyewin -Many Thank You Woman 2nd Spouse: Mahpiyanta Keyotakewin-Goes to Heave and Sits on a Cloud Woman 3rd Spouse: Wicikawin -Little Woman Children Son: Hehake Ita Waste-Good Face Elk- John Grass Pezi -Charging Bear- Siyowipi -Full of Prairie Chicken Daughter: Pejuta Sapawin -Black Medicine Woman Son: Waniyocekapi -Jerked with Arrows Son: Tlek sila Waste Daughter: Oglalawin -Oglala Woman Daughter: Drags Down Woman Daughter: Iteywintapiwin-Gracious Face Woman Daughter: Ite Wakanwin-Holy Face Woman Son: Hoksila- Good Boy Daughter: Tawaci Wastewin- Kind Hearted Woman-Her Good Wish Woman Son: Minapiji-Grass Knife b. 1871. Pejuta Sapawin Black Medicine Woman 1st Spouse: Belden 2nd Spouse: John Darling-Chakaska- Wood chopper Ite ywintapi win-Gracious Face Make woman Spouse: Kaptan yan (Turn Over). Oyuhpewin-Drags Down Woman Spouse: Louis Cross-Mato Ocinsica-Cross Bear Ite Wakan Win -Holy Face Woman Spouse: Noel Burshia, Hehaka Ite Waste-Good Face Elk-Siowipi -Body Carrier Postah-Load 1st Spouse: Sicangu 2nd Spouse: Ina Kampeska imanipiwin -Walking White Buffalo Chief John Grass Pezi - Charging Bear Spouse: Little Eagle b. Spouse: Ptesanmaniwin White Cow Woman Walking b. Spouse: Kampeskaimanipewin Walking on the Shell Woman -Amanda or Cecilia Grass Children Son: Hoksila Waste-Good Boy-John Grass Jr. Daughter: Wacinyanpi Win (Faith Woman) Daughter: Wacatkiyapi Win (Charity Woman) Son: Many Spotted Horses Hoksila Waste-Good Boy –Gliskaynka -John Grass Jr. Spouse Annie Two Bears b. Children Son: Hehaka Mani Walking Elk-Albert Grass
Tawaci Wastewin- Kind Hearted Woman-Her Good Wish Woman Spouse: Nick Cadotte Children Son: Gilbert Cadotte Son: John Cadotte-Standing Alone Son: Ben Cadotte Daughter: Mrs. Hoehner Mga Ska - White Swan Spouse: Blue Thunder Children Daughter: Ptesanmaniwin White Cow Woman Walking b. Daughter: Kampeskaimanipewin Walking on the Shell Woman b. Son: John Fine Feather Son: William White Swan - Puts on His Shoes Daughter: Red Buffalo Woman Daughter: Wasula
NoelBurchia Spouse: Ite Wakanwin-Holy Face Woman
Drags Down Woman Spouse: Louis Cross-Mato Ocinsica (Cross Bear) or called Sanica (On One Side).
In your post, you listed the three wives of the elder headman Grass/Uses Him as Shield. In the census records (1876-1890 period), I have only been able to find two of them, listed as Mrs. Shield and Mrs. Shield No. 2. In the Sitting Bull Surrender Census (1881), one of the wives is listed as Shield (Family 696). She is generally listed as the mother of John Grass.
The other wife is listed in the next family in the 1881 census as Protection I-na-pa-pi, with her two daughters, Pulls Down, age 19, and Mysterious Face, age 17. In the 1885-1886 census, she is shown living with each of her daughters and their husbands.
The census records would seem to suggest that while they shared the same father, Grass had a different mother from Pulls Down and Holy Face. I cannot find any record of the third wife.
Albert Grass mentioned in this book. So Welch took over after Albert's death as hereditary chief. ?
Title(s): History of Ambulance Company No. 161: A.E.F., 1917-1919 Author(s): Graham, Milton P. (Milton Peter), 1889- editor Publication Information: Aberdeen, Washington : Welsh-Richards Co. Inc., Printers, 1919 Subject(s): Military Medicine ; Ambulances ; World War I ; France ; United States ; United States. Army. Ambulance Company No. 161.