When Hunkpapa leader Sitting Bull went to asylum in Canada after 1876, one of the most important Dakota leaders there was White Eagle, who had settled at Moose Mountain since the Santee War of 1862. Some sources name him the "Canadian Dakota Chief". The only portrait I know of is this Harper´s Weekly sketch. I wonder if there is any photograph of him. Does anyone know?
White Eagle was a Wahpeton who facilitated the meeting between Black Moon, Long Dog and other leaders and Major Walsh at Wood Mountain: White Cap, however, was living at Moose Mountain at this period and I'm not sure how closely he was associated with Sitting Bull; he seems to have advocated peaceful relations between the 'British' and the Sioux and I believe he kept out of the Riel rebellion.
I notice the Glenbow site claims the White Eagle in the picture above is the Gros Ventre leader of that name. Sitting Bull did try to strike p an allegiance between his people and White Eagle's Gros Ventres in 1877.
There are several pictures of White Cap/Whitecap on this site too.
This is supposed to be White Cap too. I was wrong in the post above; he was reluctantly sucked into the Riel Rebellion. If this is him. it's similar to those photos of Poundmaker and Big Bear in captivity:
I have moved the White Eagle thread to the Sisseton board. Mark Diedrich, who is a capacity on Dakota history rated him as a Sisseton leader. I haven´t found any original Dakota family sources, but if they prove otherwise I will move the thread again of course.
Yes, there also was a Gros Ventre chief White Eagle around that time, but hard to say who is who without an relating photograph. I hope we´ll find out later.
Great photo of White Cap, Grahame. I´ve only seen the Cree images of that session.
Post by ftpeckpabaksa on Sept 10, 2009 12:43:07 GMT -5
I have seen the name White Eagle as being a Sisseton as well, a Southern Sisston. The book, i think it is, Dakota or Sioux, of the Canadian Northwest has some good information about White Eagle. It seems he did settle at Sioux Valley and he was a leader however, when the reservation was formed the people chose not to have him as their leader, since all the people of his original group when he left Minnesota were killed at Killdeer Mountain.
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