Miniconjou band structure Jun 3, 2016 1:52:51 GMT -5
Post by emilyp on Jun 3, 2016 1:52:51 GMT -5
Behind this overview we can detect the presence of an ancestral band, the Hohwozhu, which during the 18th century attracted bands from other Lakota and Dakota divisions. My growing hunch is that the Hohwozhu family line threads through many of the historic bands listed by e.g. Riggs and Josephine Waggoner.
Tonight let’s look at the Taku-hkpa-ya. In 1795 Truteau assigned them 80 lodges, approximately 800 people. My analysis suggests they should break down something like this:
A. Wakpokiyan Flies Along the Creek
• Wakpokiyan proper One Horn family: from Santee 1745?
• Hunkapi, or “Grandmother Band” (from Hohwozhu) Lame Deer family
• Shikshichela from Santee 1745?
• Big Belly from intermarriage with Two Kettles?
• Red-Topped Tipis Red Warbonnet – from Santee; to Brule 1802+
B. Wagleza-owin Gartersnake Earring
• Wagleza-owin proper Little Crow family
• From Hohwozhu Humpback family
• Another tiyoshpaye? Ista-caniye?
C. Oyuhpe or Taku-hkpa-ya from Oglala 1767
• Cut Testicles
D. Ashke Lock of Hair, Wrapped Hair (Not Braided)
• Ashke Iron Man: from Wazhazha/Brule c. 1790+
• No Mother from Hohwozhu: intermarried with Ashke, elements of both return to Brule 1807-20
In this post what is meant by "Proper Little Crow Family?"