Medicine Root District, ca 1886 Census (Meat Records):
One Feather - 3
[with One Feather]: Charging Eagle - 3 Bear Wolf - 5 Spotted Elk - 3 Standing Cloud - 8
Through much research, I am trying to confirm something about the Charging Eagle and the One Feather family connection. Unfortunately, I am rushed today but, wanted to share a few things this morning. To the best of my knowledge, the One Feather who was attacked by the cowboys/ranchers in Jan. of 1891, shortly after the Wounded Knee Massacre are my deceased relatives.
One Feather was with Few Tails and his wife, Clown while hunting and witnessed the killing of Few Tails.
This One Feather that I refer to is (aka), Moses One Feather and his wife was Jennie, (aka), Jessie Red Iron, (aka), Red Owl.
If, anyone has more information or, would care to comment, it would be appreciated.
"In Memory of my relatives, in this month of Jan. 2014, my heart is empty of happiness and full of sadness."
Ref.: 1.) Census 1890, 1893, 1894 - LaDeane Miller 2.) "In The Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars" by Roger L. Di Silvestro 3.) Mike Stevens website 4.) Meat Records - Kansas City Archives
Thank you again Dietmar for posting the above photo and info..
The story behind the above photo goes something like this. Dietmar posted the photo in a thread which, also announced the photo was for sale on ebay. I recognized a couple of the names listed on the back of the photo. They were "Blue Whirlwind" and "Terry". I then contacted a relative and told her of my recent discovery. She looked the photo up on ebay and started bidding on it, contacted me to let me know she was bidding on it. She was so excited and commented; "that's her, I know it's her and there were very few people out west with the last name of Terry !" Well, she ended up winning the bid and purchased the photo.
We believe (myself and relative who purchased the photo)that the woman in the photo is one of Charging Eagle's daughter's. As far as we know, by documentation, she is the oldest child. As I have mentioned before, we are still uncertain who her Mother was.
Here is some information about this daughter of Charging Eagle which, has been mostly compiled by my relative who purchased the photo.:
Daughter Julia Good Voice Bear (aka), Blue Whirlwind (aka), Blue Water (aka), Lily Fireheart Bear (b. circa 1861-63 d. 5-26-1939). Married at least twice.
Julia inherited 2/9 of the Charging Eagle Allotment.
Julia's Marriage #1: On 6-24-1878 as Blue Whirlwind to Samuel Terry (1834-1924) at the Spotted Tail Agency. They had at least one child together.
Julia's Marriage #2: Julian Fireheart (b.circa 1859 d. 8-28-1941) [Father is Fireheart (b. 1827) and Mother is Crow Eater (b. circa 1835)]
a.) Daughter of Julia and Samuel Terry was; Josephine Terry (aka), Josephine Terry Larvie (aka), Mrs. Scott Six Shooter (aka), Josephine Charge Alone (b. circa 1882)
Julian Fireheart inherited 1/9 of the Charging Eagle Allotment. Julian became the step-father of Josephine Terry (aka), Mrs. Scott Six Shooter (aka), Josephine Charge Alone
[NOTES on Josephine Terry including, marriage #1]: Josephine married Joseph Larvie (b. 1870-d.circa 1924) in 1902. Joseph was the son of Long Joe Larrabee (Larvie, Larive). Long Joe was the blacksmith at Camp Robinson. One of Joseph's half sister's named Helen married Crazy Horse a few months before he was killed. Another of Joseph's half sister's named Sarah (Sally) married James "Scotty" Philip, a good friend of Daniel Powell (my G.G. Grandfather, [by kakarns]). Another half sister named Julia married Michael Dunn, a civilian employee at Camp Robinson. Another half sister named Zoe (Geo) married JE "Carnie" (James) Utterback.
Josephine Terry and Joseph Larvie had children: Sally Larvie Peneaux Joseph Larvie Jr. Dorine Larvie Lily Larvie Richard Larvie Frank Larvie Andrew Larvie Aloysius (Lucius) Larvie
[NOTE on Sally Larvie Peneaux] (Josephine's daughter): Sally had children: Joseph, Stanely, Annie and Hilda Peneaux
Josephine's marriage #2: Scott Alone Six Shooter (b.circa 1870) married in abt. 1928.
[NOTE by; kakarns]: After reviewing some of information at hand, there is a possible child of Julia's that is in question and mostly of who the Father was. Not much information to go on. The notes I have on this person are very vague: Lily Terry ? (1883-1897) Daughter Lily ? (1893-circa 1896)
Refer: Allotment Or Estate Record/Fireheart Bear, Lily Charging Eagle - family documentation - Cheryl Randall, Mike Magstadt, Faye Longbrake and myself Charging Eagle Estate/Title Status Report Other resources used by my relative are unknown.
I thought I would include these quoted emails which, I received from my relative Cheryl Randall. (Cheryl, is the proud owner of the photo above.)
[NOTE]: I will edit my Refer: above to reflect the relatives who have worked together with me on the Charging Eagle lineage project. kakarns
1.) "I first studied the Rosebud censuses several years back. There was a girl by the name of Julia Good Voice that was a lot younger than Fannie's sister. The pictures you sent are most likely the younger girl since the one picture looks like it was taken from the 1879 photo of the first group of female Indian children taken to the Carlisle Indian School. At this time Lily was married to Samuel Terry.
Lily Charging Eagle was first married to Samuel Terry on June 24, 1878 at the age of 17. Samuel was 44! Samuel Terry or St. Mark!!! as he preferred to be called had been (married) several times to Indian women in the Fort Laramie region & had several daughters by them. Don't know why Lily ended up marrying him! She had at least 3 daughters by him & only one that survived, Josephine Terry. It was 12 years later that she married Julian Fire Heart Bear. Julian's last name was shortened to Fire Heart. I believe that Lily most likely married a Good Voice sometime in between these two marriages. Twelve years is a long time! I did find a Daniel Good Voice aka Young Bear around her age that had been married several times. He was into stock raising & I have always wondered if Dan Powell didn't have something to do with his success.
Julian Fire Heart had a brother that was 12 years younger by the name of Joseph Fire Heart. Joseph also married a woman that took on the name of Lily Fire Heart - so, there were two Lily Fire Heart's on the Rosebud Reservation at the same time! Makes research confusing, but I saw many ration & census records to confirm this finding.
Also, I don't believe Fannie & Lily had the same mother. Or else, Lily would have been listed on the Black Lodge document & would have inherited. Lily was listed as a Brule on the Rosebud censuses when she was married to Samuel Terry. Lily was an enrolled Rosebud Indian & surely she would never have been overlooked as a relative of Black Lodge who was also a Rosebud Indian!"
2.) "I have the books Images of America for Rosebud Sioux, Pine Ridge Reservation & Cheyenne River Sioux South Dakota. I do not believe the picture of Lillian Fire Heart is Julian's wife but his brother Joseph's wife. Julian & Lily only had one daughter that died in infancy. I already mentioned that Lily was married to Samuel Terry on June 24, 1878 at the age of 17. She then had 3 daughters by him from 1879 through 1882. I doubt she had time to go to school! (I think this was a discussion Cheryl and I had about the "Good Voice" featured in one of Donovin Sprague's books. [kakarns])
I truly believe that Charging Eagle had plural wives. A very common practice in those days."
Daniel A. Powell Sr. b. 2-22-1851 d. 11-12-1929 Fannie Powell (aka), Mary Fannie Charging Eagle (aka), Fannie Powell nee Top of the Head (aka), Pecokanwin b. 3-17-1864 d. 4-8-1925
Daniel married Pecokanwin in the year 1878 and had the following children:
Ella Powell b. 7-8-1879 d. 7-28-1940 Maggie Powell b. 5-1-1881 d. 9-7-1962 Daniel Powell Jr. b. 6-9-1883 d. 5-16-1978 William Powell b. 5-15-1886 d. 7-22-1968 Maud Powell b. 5-28-1888 d. 1-20-1963 Anderson Powell b. 12-23-1890 d. 2-4-1909 John Powell b. 7-9-1893 d. 12-21-1994 Jess Powell b. 8-13-1895 d. 7-12-1966 Mabel Powell b. 11-6-1897 d. 3-12-1903 George Powell b. 6-25-1900 d. 12-30-1967
[re; PHOTO above]: Since, there are no dates etc. on the photo, I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it was taken abt. 1903. Pecokanwin would have been approx. 39 yrs. of age. I believe the children in the photo with my G.G. Grandmother/Pecokanwin are William, Maud, Anderson, John, Jess and George.
Refer: Faye Longbrake and myself
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2014 17:50:13 GMT -5 by kakarns
Some brief family history on Daniel (Dan) A. Powell Sr..: Dan was born in Mariette, Ohio and was orphaned at a young age. It is said that he left Ohio at a young age and headed to St. Louis, MO with $ 0.20. A dime he had and a dime someone had given to him. Dan worked on the river boats for a while in St. Louis then, ventured to Bonner Springs, Kansas where he would drive a trolley car. Dan left Kansas and went to Oklahoma where he would drive a stage coach for the Overland Express. Next, Dan would join a trail outfit driving cattle west to South Dakota. From there he went to Fort Robinson and back again to South Dakota ending up at Pine Ridge. Dan took care of the cattle heard at Pine Ridge and helped distribute the meat among the American Indians. Sometime throughout working with the cattle herds is when Dan probably met Scotty Philip, Mike Dunn, J.F. Utterback, Adam Smith and Jack Whipple. Dan joined these men as they settled down on the White River. Several times their cattle and horse herds would stray away to the Bad River near Wokoma. Since it was obvious the grass and grazing was better in that area, they all decided to relocate to the Bad River. The town of Wokoma would later be named after Daniel A. Powell and the town of Wokoma became the town Powell. I believe the name change occurred in 1909 and was included on the South Dakota maps until 1965. It is now known as the "Ghost town of Powell." I personally have been there twice. Most recently, in 2012. There are only two buildings left, outhouse, a couple of train cars that were converted to chicken coups and a small part of the once huge corral.
Dan married Pecokanwin (aka), Top of the Head the daughter of Wanbli Watakape (aka), Wambli Wakuwa (aka), [various spellings] Charging Eagle in the year 1878. The family story is that Dan traded five horses with Charging Eagle for Pecokanwin's hand in marriage when she was approx. 14 yrs. old. As you can see in the above photo by looking at Pecokanwin's hands, she suffered for many yrs. with severe arthritis. She was actually bed ridden for many yrs. due to the arthritis, prior to her passing on.
Dan and Pecokanwin's children are listed in the post above dated; 1-9-2014.
Recently, I have asked Dietmar to post a newspaper article about some of the Rousseau brothers. The article was printed in the "Eagle Butte News", Dec. 20, 1984 written by; Theodore Junior Rousseau. The title of the article is called; "The Rousseau Brothers Were Early Settlers in Dakota Terrritory". The article lists several of my relatives. You will find the article in the Martin Charger thread at this location:
Thank you Dietmar for posting the photos of Powell, SD.
There has been allot written about Daniel A. Powell Sr. and family. Since, he was my G.G. Grandfather, I have often wondered what life might have been like for him and G.G. Grandma, Pecokanwin. I often reflect back on things that I have read about them and think to myself, that my life has probably never been as difficult as what they went through trying to raise 10 children.
As I have stated before, Daniel (Dan) Sr. and Scotty Philip were close friends, neighbors and at times, Dan also worked for Scotty.
Perhaps, the oldest references I have as Dan being a cattle herder is documented in the book: Voices of the American West, Volume 1 "The Indian Interviews of Eli Ricker, 1903-1919" Edited and with an introduction by Richard E. Jensen University of Nebraska Press Lincoln and London Chapter - The Garnett and Wells Interviews / William Garnett pg. 19, paragraph 4:
" The Red Cloud Indians came down from the forks of the White River to draw rations, distance 65 miles. John Deere [Dear], Tom Cogill and Major Paddock had each had main stores at the Agency and branches at the forks of the White River. The beef herd was kept up at the forks, and Ben Tibbetts was butcher and acting agent there. Ed. Stevenson was the chief herder there and Alec. Adams, Mitch Jarvis, Dan Powell and George Carson were the other herders." [Additional Notes by Mike Magstadt]: " William Garnett - sometimes called Wm. Hunter - born 1855 - lived on ranch north of White River - Interview was end of January 1907" (per: The quoted paragraph 4, was circa 1877.)
A few family stories that have been passed down and other information about Dan and Pecokanwin:
When the government insisted that American Indians be educated like the White people, Dan and Pecokanwin took some of there oldest children (approx. 3)to the Stevens Catholic Mission near Pierre, SD (by wagon) to attempt the persistent demand. Dan received reports that their children were being very rudely treated by the Nuns at the Mission. One reason being, they only spoke the Lakota language. Dan went and picked his children up from the Mission, brought them home and they never returned. Perhaps, this is when Dan and Scotty decided to build the first log home school in Wokoma, SD. (There were as many as three schools built.)
Pecokanwin was pregnant with her 6th child by 1890. She wanted to be near her family at Pine Ridge when she gave birth. So, along with appox. 3 or 4 of her oldest children, she started out for Pine Ridge in a covered wagon. It is uncertain how far she traveled before receiving information of the ramped rumor that there was going to be serious trouble in the Pine Ridge area. (It was written that Short Bull and 1500 warriors were camped not far from Dan and Pecokanwin's Ranch and were at Pass Creek on November 26, 1890.) On her journey, Pecokanwin in fear for her life and her childrens lives, turned the wagon around and headed back to the Bad River. Anderson Powell was born Dec. 23, 1890.
Pecokanwin, spoke very little English (if any) but, learned to understand it. It is said that she often helped Dan in the Post Office with sorting and handing out mail. Pecokanwin was considered a well liked woman by many.
Unfortunately, it is said that very few relatives ever came to visit Pecokanwin. However, when they did, she was so happy !!!! Even though, she suffered at least 15 yrs. with severe arthritis, she would still use her fingers, to play drums on the table and sing Lakota songs with joy. When, her relatives visited.
Pecokanwin, would very seldom (if, ever) use a clock or, a watch to tell time. She went by the sun.
Daniel (Dan) was obviously a very hard worker. Since, Powell, SD is now considered a "Ghost Town" I would imagine he continually struggled to help the town survive. The town Wokoma ("a bargain") would change names between March 19, 1909 and March 25, 1909 and was named "Powell" after, Dan Powell Sr.. Dan started and worked at several Post Office's. At times, they were the first Post Office's in the area.
In 1907, the "Powell Merchantile Store" was established. Which, for some time was ran by my G. Grandfather, Cleophas "Cleo" Rousseau. This would also be the year my Grandma, Ruby M. Rousseau was born in Wokoma.
It has been said that G.G. Grandpa Dan, raised as many as, 500 head of horses at a time. He was also known for having one of the best Horse Racing tracks in the area.
The list of articles that have been written about Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Powell Sr. and family is quite lengthy. I am so... thankful for that ! It would be easy to go on and on... However, I think I will just list some names of references if, anyone would like to read more.
Closing: It is with much pride that I share these stories with you. Some of the stories and information that I have shared today, you will not find in books.
Thank you, kakarns
Refer's: 1.) Short Bull camp statement above; "West From Fort Pierre" Grindstone Creek - Messiah Craze pg.'s 65 & 66. Haakon Horizons, Historical Resource Center Memorial Building, Pierre, South Dakota, Compiled by Elsie Hey Baye 2.) Voices of the American West, Volume 1 "The Indian Interviews of Eli Ricker, 1903-1919" Edited and with an introduction by Richard E. Jensen University of Nebraska Press Lincoln and London Chapter - The Garnett and Wells Interviews / William Garnett pg. 19, paragraph 4: 3.) Relative, Mike Magstadt 4.) Relative, Faye Longbrake 5.) Myself
Just a few other Books to Reference to: 1.) Round Up Years, Old Muddy to Black Hills, Lets Preserve the Best of the Old West by Bert L. Hall 2.) A Pictorial History of the Philip Area by Jack Kilgore & Associates 3.) South Dakota Department of History Report and Historical Collections compiled by the South Dakota Historical Society
It's been a very long day but, I can not put this off any longer.
Several months ago, I was searching through some old American Indian photos on FB. I reviewed the photos again and am still questioning if, this really could be the daughter of Frank Feather. I am sure there is more than one Frank Feather however, Frank did have a daughter named Lucy which, in a caption on one of the photos, she is also, referred to as; "Her Good Road".
One photo is black and white and one has been altered with color. They are both beautiful.
Frank Feather b. 1858, d.8-29-1927 (tuberculosis) was married to one of the daughter's of Charging Eagle b. 1833-34, d. 12-19-1910 d. and his wife, All Holy b. 1833, d. 1895. This daughter's name was "Close" aka, Close Feather or, Close Feather Earring and possibly aka, Runs Along The Edge b. 1865.
Frank married Close in 1881. They had 7 children together: Mary Feather, Lucy Feather, John Feather, Daniel Feather, Paul Feather, Mabel Feather and James Feather.
I do have some information on Frank Feather but, not much on the rest of the family.
Some of my family thinks that it is very possible, Frank's Father may have been Minneconjou. One document researched concerning tribal lands versus allotments, Frank was listed as; Frank Feather Earring. Also, Frank's Father, "Feather Earring" was at the Battle Of The Little Bighorn, fought in the valley and was the brother of, "Dog With Horns". Frank's Father was listed as being related to the Minneconjou Chief "White Bull". Frank had also stated that he was a relative of Chief "Spotted Elk".
I would appreciate it if, anyone has any information about this family especially, for now....,comments concerning the possibility of these photos being my relative Lucy Feather (also, possibly aka, Her Good Road) PLEASE contact me !
Sincerely, Eagle Star aka, kakarns
Refer's: 1.) "Voices Of the American West - Vol. 1 - The Interviews of Eli S. Ricker, 1903-1919," Edited and with an introduction by Richard E. Jensen, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London 2.) Mike Stevens Website 3.) CBHMA.org website (Battle of the Little Bighorn website) - list of participants 4.) -"Readjudication of specified individual Sioux personal property claims, Act of May 3, 1928 (45 Stat. 484)United States Bureau of Indian Affairs" - at Mormon Research Center in Salt Lake City, UT 5.) CBHMA.ORG (Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association) - website listing the Indian participants in the Battle of the Little Bighorn 6.) "Warpath" by Stanely Vestal 7.) Cheryl Randall 8.) Mike Magstadt 9.) Myself 10.) www.Facebook.com
P.S. I will send the photos to Dietmar ASAP. Maybe one of these days, I will figure out how to post my own photos and quit bothering Dietmar. A special thanks to you, Dietmar - for all of your help !!!!!