Please see Part C Number 13. The Aftermath of the war
This link contains many books and articles as sources. I must search for the origin of this text for Washechoon. Just I was reading another name for Washechoon. The other name is Toon-kan-shkan-shkan-mane. ( similar to Tunkanskamani
This is my great great grandfather who was hung with the 38 at Manikota his names is Oyatetawa–Matthew- Wy-a-tah-ta-wa, (His People.) his daughter was called Nape Hote Win she was a child when her mother made it to the Ihunktonwana camps in the James River Valley where at nine years old she was shot in the hip at the Whitestone massacre in 1863 and taken as prisoner of war to Crow Creek her mother died at the massacre, then when released made her way to Sisseton where she is put on the rolls there then came to Standing Rock where she married. My great grandmother Agatha Brave Bull was her daughter, they said when she was old she would wake in the night screaming and shouting for the people to run, I am Ihunktonwana, Sisseton and Pabaska Dakota this my story
On January13, 1863, an account appeared in the New York Times about the hanging on December 26. This account was written by an eyewitness of the executions. The account stated, that just previous to the execution General Sibley reprieved, or rather respited the sentence of Ta-Tay-Me-Ma, an elderly Dakota. In this account is stated, that at the moment of the execution, a rope or loop was broken. A new rope was procured, and the man was hanged a second time. ( Presumably, this man was Hdainyanka ( Rattling Runner )
The account contains a names list of the executed men. Number 31 in this list designated Wa-she-choon, translated as Frenchman. 31. Wa-she-choon, (Frenchman.)
If u know our language Washechoon or Washcu means Takers of Fat which is name we called white people which came from our first view of non native they would take the fat from the animal for their lamps, it was not a bad word just what we saw so even though they say it means French man it is just Taker of Fat
Another Dakota man hanged at Makota was His Thunder aka Chaska. He was a victim of some misunderstanding, haven´t been prosecuted at all. He died just because he had a similar name to some other Dakota. Actually, he saved many lives during the war of 1862.
I hate to seem like a know-it-all but the photos of Little Crow and Caska - Those are the photos of Wakinyantawa.
Caska or Wakinyantawa was not hung at Mankato. WakinyanTawa (His own Thunder) was Little Crow's Akicita Itancan (Head Soldier) He had a falling out with Little Crow. He later joined Gen. Sibley as a scout and died when he drank some whiskey out of a glass that formerly contained poison. He is buried north of Driscol, North Dakota at the Caska Historic Site along Interstate Highway 94.
Recently I wrote: The Washechoon who was executed, was a sixteen year old white boy, who had been brought up among the Dakotas ( See Reply #11 and Reply #15 )
It seems, this was first written in a book by Thomas Hughes, History of Blue Earth County, published 1909. I was finding a hint ( footnote ) about that in History Of The Santee Sioux, by R.W. Meyer ( page 130 )
I always have seen the chief seated near Little Crow named MEDICINE BOTTLE. He also was named by his people WAKAN O ZHAN (Sacred Light). He belonged to the Kaposia (Light Weights) band of the Mdewakanton subdivision. He died hanged in 11 November 1865 at Pine Knob, near Fort Snelling, together the chief Shakopee (Little Six). Can anyone added other info about the chiefs CUT NOSE, THE SINGER, RED LEAF and ONE WHO FORBIDS HIS HOUSE ?