Post by ftpeckpabaksa on Dec 25, 2009 1:42:25 GMT -5
Hello. I found there were at least, am not certain, but at least 12 Wahpeton villages in 1862. Someone correct me on this lol...... So I will post each village and number it along with this message. So, someone jump in and help me out. I will post them like...Village 1. or Village 2. with the name of the leader of the people. So, here goes.
Iyangmani - Running Walker. His people lived a mile from the Agency in the Lac Qui Parle area. As I posted in the other post about Wahpeton Chiefs, he was the father in law to Little Crow and one of his granddaughters is Julia Red Boy of the Fort Peck Reservation.
Some snippets I found in the internet on Running Walker:
According to S. W. Pond, Running Walker was possessed of extra- ordinary intelligence, but because he either could not or would not speak in public, he had little influence over his band and was chief in name only. Minnesota Historical Collections, 12:330
Tawapahatankawin (Great Banner Woman) was married to Chief Running Walker.
Eyangmani (Running walker) was known to the whites as “Big Gun,” head chief of the Wahpetons. Samuel Pond mentions Twice Flying and Running Walker as Wahpeton chiefs of Lac qui Parle in 1834. Mark Diedrich states that from the 1840s through the 1860s Running Walker was clearly the first chief of the Wahpetons.
Mahpiyasna was the head soldier of the Running Walker band at Laq qui Parle. He died in 1842 by an accidental gunshot. (Riggs)
If I´m not mistaken there were at least two Running Walkers (father and son). It is not always clear to which one the information is referring to.
What do we know about Running Walkers siblings? I have seen some research that show a side note in my own family tree that Running Walker was my Three Times Great Grandmother's Uncle...but the note doesn't make the connection to who her parents. Great Great Great Grandma's name was Cancuomaniwin.