Post by akhummingbird on Sept 23, 2012 1:52:35 GMT -5
I found a little more on Crow King's granddaughter, Hermine Cournoyer (on Ancestry.com). She married a man named George Dewey Drapeau in 1926, and they had a son named William Paul Drapeau born 1929. Hermine died Jan. 1940, and two months later, Dewey married a younger woman named Alice McBride. My positive trail ends there, but I see a William Paul Drapeau born 6 Mar 1929 in South Dakota - who may be the same person as Hermine's son. If so, then this William Paul Drapeau would have been Crow King's great grand son. Records show that a William Paul Drapeau, b 6 Mar 1929, married a Rose E. Fox 4 Mar 1961 in Imperial CA and divorced Oct 1973 and died 12 Dec 1973. Will have to wait more years before Ancestry releases the 1970 census to see if William and Rose had any children. So maybe there is a surviving descendant of Crow King?
Post by danielledrapeau on Mar 16, 2013 22:08:35 GMT -5
I was reading the posts and i am trying to find out more information on my genealogy. My fathers is deceased his name was Danny Drapeau and was born in 1954 and his fathers name was William Paul Drapeau. His grandpa or great grandpas name was George Dewey Drapeau. After reading the posts I am wondering if this is in the same genealogy tree. My grandmas name was Viola. Does anyone have more information that may help me? Thank you!
Contrary to what might be expected, Kangi Yatapi does not translate simply as Crow Chief or Crow Leader, etc. Although it should be noted that Mila Yatapika is commonly translated as Knife Chief.
Kangi does mean Crow of course. Yatapi (or Yatapika) is more difficult to translate, but often is interpreted as "praiseworthy".
It is related to Wicasa Yatapika, "Praisworthy Men", four principle men who were in olden times important leaders among the Lakotas, albeit not chiefs. The office Wicasa Yatapika to Euro-American minds became synonymous to the European sense of a king, therefore the curious translation of his name.
I am trying to discover where Crow King's grand daughter, Hermine Cecelia Cournoyer, (married name, 'Drapeau') is buried. Apparently she died somewhere in South Dakota in 1940, likely in Wahehe Township, Charles Mix County. She would have belonged to the Catholic Church at the time of her death.