I hope there are lots of folks out there who are willing to share their Sisseton photos! Here’s a place to do that! These photos are from our trip to Sisseton in September-
Buffalo Lakes (Canyowanasapi) church, on Sisseton Reservation, organized in May 1871 with 22 members, Jonas Anpetusha Redday, elder. Subsequent elders: Thomas Wasteste, Jacob Shunkawashte, Paul Makacega, James Akicita, Elias Kahaminyanke, John Canhdeska, Titus Icadusmani, Thomas K. Simon, Tatekahnajin, Thomas Dick. Supples: Licentiate Thomas Washteshte, S.S. 1871-’72; Rev. David Greycloud, S.S. 1872-’75; Rev. Louis Mazawakiyanna, P. 1875-’88; Rev. Solomon Tunkanshaiciye 1890-.
(Paul Makacega is the Chief. Titus Icadusmani is his son. James Akicita is James King, and is buried in the cemetery behind this church.)
Just a FEW of the markers in this cemetery are-
Sam Barse Jr. 1946- 1980 (Wooden cross)
James King (James Akicita) MN Sgt. 25 Inf. Indian Scouts January 10, 1845 November 6, 1946
Louis Titus South Dakota PFC 74 BLN CO Air Service WW I July 3, 1893 August 5, 1966
Lilly Titus Dau. Of Susan & Titus Jug Born Sept. 23, 1885 Died Sept. 12, 1896 Aged 11 years
Joseph Titus (Unreadable) 25, 1884 (Unreadable) 24, 190? …Titus Icadusmani da Susie Pasagye? re cincapi??
Mountain Head, (Heipa) church, on the Sisseton Reservation, 30 miles north of the Agency, was organized by a committee of Dakota Presbytery, June 16, 1884. Elders, Moses Make and Henry Ortley Anpenicage. Supples: Rev. David Greycloud 1884-’88; Rev. John Flute Pastor, 1888-’90. The present membership is 37. (1890).
Some of the markers in this cemetery-
Gloria R. Cavender Lovejoy Aug. 12, 1921 October 28, 1991
Sophia LaBelle 1875-1954
Martha B. DeMarrias Aug. 15, 1890- May 13, 1953
Rebecca daughter of Jacob & Nancy Maka died Feby 26, 1910 aged 2 years 6 months
Josephine Wakanmaniwin died ? 1887 Aged 89 years? Grandmother of Rev. Moses Makey
Wacenkiyewin Born Jan. 11, 1889 Baptized Feb. 4, 1890 Died July 19, 1896
Raymond LaBelle 1907-1933
? LaBelle died June 14,1902 Aged 42 years
Sarah LaBelle Born Feb. 26, 1882 Died Apr. 26, 1901
Mary LaBelle Died Aug. 3, 1920 Aged 97 years
Louis LaBelle Born 1802 Died 18?? Aged??
Charles LaBelle ?
Norman son of Peter & Melvina Wasin died Feb. 8, 1898 Aged?
Julia Makey Wife of Rev. M. Makey Born Jan 1, 1850 died Feb. 3, 1930 45 years in missionary work
Helen S. Makey 1884-1934
Tabetha wife of Itewayaka One Arm Jim Born 1834 Died Oct. 16, 1915 Mother of Rev. Moses Makey
Moses Earth Tonpi March 10,1881 Tacin Oct. 9, 1904
Joseph C. Archambeau Born July 13, 1902 Died Aug. 3, 1903
Itewayaka One Arm Jim Born 1828 Died Feb. 12, 1909 U.S. Scout Ft. Sisseton
David Rabertson (sic) 1837- 1891 Nation Wahpeton
Children of Joshua & Louis Taxaka Etta died Dec. 1890 Aged 16 years Eliza died Jan. 1891 Aged 1 year Amos died June 1893 Aged 6 m’s
Daughters of Fred & Millie LaCroix Esther Ray died Sept. 6, 1898 Aged 16 years Anna died Aug. 8, 1898 Aged ? Years Norra died 1903 Aged 13 years
Edward LaBelle Pvt US Army World War 1 Nov. 30, 1895 Oct. 26, 1975
? LaBelle 1901- ?
Linda Cavender 1904- 1929
Sophia LaBelle 1875-1954
Mary D. Makey ?? Rev. Moses Makey 1859- 1948
Ellen Louise dau. of W. L. & S. Quinn died Oct. 6, 1908 Age 17 yrs. 9 ms.
Adwina Frenier Tacin July 17, 1902 Tunpi 1931?
Howard Frenier Tunpi Aug. 5, 1889 Tacin April 27, 190?
Joseph B.? Frenier 1898?
Etta Frenier Tumpi Feb. 20, 1906 or 8? Tacin July 3, 1907?
Children of Anna? & John Huhu Martha Huhu died 1886 Sarah Huhu died 1886
Daniel Tasaka died March? 1900 Aged 2 yrs?
Wallace son of Joshua & Louisa Tasaka ? 16, 189?
Nancy Kinaji died May 7, 1896 Aged 17 years
? Kinaji died ? 19, 1896 Aged 1 yr.
In loving memory of Louis LaCroix died July 17, 1903 Aged 53 years
Raymond LaCroix Born June 25, 1901 died Mar. 18, 1902
Wallace LaCroix died July 1890 Aged 1 mo.
Children of Louis and Madeline LaCroix Eliza Born July 16, 1885 died Mar. 8, 1886 Nelly Born Dec. 2, 1886 died April 26, 1888 Abbe Born Jan. 20, 1888 died May 12, 189?
Samuel Cotanka died 1886 Aged 52 yrs.
Rebecca Earth Born July 1, 1890 died Jan. 19, 1894 dau. Of Martha & Sam’l Maka
Rebecka dau. Of Samuel & Martha Earth Born Dec. 7, 1897 died 1898?
Elizabeth dau of Samuel Maka born Feb. 14, 1899 baptized Feb. 19, 1899 died ? 1900
George Caske Dec. 17, 1855 Mar. 3, 1888
Jeanette Ortly dau of Marguritte and Henry Ortly died ? 16, 1888 Aged 12 yrs.
Thanks for helping out here Jimmy! I wonder if one of those dudes is my GGGrandpa Fred LaCroix? Here's another photo I have always been curious about. It is a group of Sisseton men taken at the Agency. Maybe someone can identify some of these men. All I know is the man seated on the far left is Joseph LaFramboise, and one of the other men seated is a Crawford. Anyone know any of these faces??
Charles Crawford is seated next to Joe LaFromboise.
Fantastic pictures of the Cemetarys! James King is a well known soldier and scout. Much is written about him and the Sisseton VFW keeps a great photograph of him. He spent sometime in the Lakota Country and there is some incredible information at Ft Sisseton. I send all that I find on to Norma Johnson who has made sure he is remembered in our history.
Thanks for the info above Tamara. I thought I saw a photo of James King on the web awhile back, and cannot find it now. If anyone runs across it, please post it here. Does anyone know any of the other fellows in the photos above? Thanks all for your help!
Post by derockbraine1 on Dec 26, 2006 17:58:21 GMT -5
Hi Vicky, Great Sisseton photos esp. the one with Joseph LaFromboise and Crawford. Can you tell me the year this photo was taken? I am assisting the LaFromboise family, I work with one of his descendants, they are very pleased with this picture. They have a brother that could be Joseph's younger twin. DRB1
Hi DRB, I found this photo on the net years ago, and I don't remember what date was listed on the web site which I can no longer find. You will find parts of this same photo in "Through Dakota Eyes" and the cropped pic of Joseph Jr. is dated 1896, on page 110. Charles Crawford is also cropped from this same photo and can be found on page 260. I am patiently waiting for someone to tell me that one of the fellows in this photo is my Fred LaCroix, but no such luck so far!! Happy new year!
vicky the newspaper article is a wonderful find, in setting out th enames of the churches at Sisseton. The photos too are great!!! A young man I was helping, said that there is one or more graves overlooking the Mayasan,. I believe he said they're of members of the Dumarce or Frenier Family.
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