Ojupi is the Indian name of Sweetcorn (Sisseton Dakota) I don't know if the Sweetcorn name survives today at Sisseton (Lake Traverse). You could check the Census records. Wasuiciyapi is Ojupi's son. I have seen thename translated as Hail Knocking Together (Wasu= hail, ici= upon ones self; yapi= they have). A little sloppy but you get the idea. Ojupi was closely related to Standing Buffalo and Waanatan. Later, Louie
In addition to Louis´ reply I have found information in "Dakota Uprising" by Curtis Dahlin (Beaver´s Pond Press).
Chief Sweet Corn was born about 1813 and died in 1888.
Dahlin writes he visited the grave of Sweetcorn, who is buried on a hilltop overlooking Lake Traverse, near of the site of his village. The inscription on the gravestone reads: "James Sweetcorn, Wasuiciyapa, Died 1888, aged 75 Years, Chief and peacemaker"
It seems that both men, the father and his son, were mixed up here.
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Post by rschliesman on Nov 19, 2018 21:30:45 GMT -5
The 3rd agent at the Lake Traverse Reservation Moses Adams included the death of Wasuiciyapci, who he called Sweet Corn, in his annual report to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1874 report, p. 237.