5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2019 10:28 PM by Valerie Evans

    Info on each chief red wings

    Valerie Evans Newbie

      My great great grandfather was Chief Red Wing.  I am trying to find out which one of the Chief Red Wings he is.  I know they had other names too.  It may be possible my great great grandfather was called Wacouta Shooter. 

      I have a copy of the marriage certificate of his son.  He was born in 1855 in Brooklyn, NY.  His name was Robert.

        • Re: Info on each chief red wings
          Katharine Seitz Adventurer

          Dear Ms. Evans,

           

          Thank you for contacting the History Hub with your query!

           

          Researching a Native ancestor starts with understanding what information is available through the National Archives. Please read the following blog post for how to get started:

           

          You Want to Find Out About an Indian Ancestor

           

          You can also find more information at the National Archives website. The page called "Researching an Individual or Family" is very helpful.

           

          We wish you all the best with your research!

           

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          Katharine Seitz

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          • Re: Info on each chief red wings
            Michael Redmond Newbie

            Hi Valerie.

            I have some intriguing info on Red Wing.

            I'm born in Liverpool, England.

            My dads grandmother was Margaret A Wing. She was married to Robert Wing, born abt 1856. His father was 'Read Wing' which could easily be Red Wing and had a profession of Indian Chief from Brookland, USA. Margaret and Robert had 7 children - 1901 England Census. I have a copy of the marriage certificate for Robert and Margaret and the 1901 Census details. Mike

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              • Re: Info on each chief red wings
                Valerie Evans Newbie

                Hi Mike,

                I Think I wrote to you a few years ago.  I am in touch with Lorraine who you have had contact with also.  Many people in our family had pictures of Red Wing but they all seem to have disappeared over the years.  I saw the picture myself which an Aunt showed me many many years ago.  Unfortunately, no longer with us.  My main aim is to try and find out which Red Wing he was as there was several Chiefs.  Not sure it is going to be possible though as I have tried many ways of finding out.  I could probably do with travelling to Minnesota to their research Library.

                the info I have on your line is Margaret Ann born 10.4.1883, no death date.  Baptized 16.4.1883, St. Peter’s Liverpool.  Married Michael Redmond 15.6.1913, St. Mary’s Kirkdale.  I have no birth or death dates.  Any info you have in your line would be appreciated.

                Val

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                  • Re: Info on each chief red wings
                    Michael Redmond Newbie

                    Hi Val

                    It was my sister Caroline you had contact with.

                    I have a cousin on my mums side who is a genealogy buff and I'll tap her up to research the English side of the family.

                    I can tell you that Michael John Redmond was shot by a sniper in the trenches in WW1. He never met my grandfather (his son). I have some docs, service record and newspaper clipping.

                    I have some questions? Which native American tribe did Red Wing belong too? Where abouts exactly does this part of the family come from and is there a 'family tree' already in place for your branch of the family?

                    I'm happy to share docs with you.

                     

                    Mike

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                      • Re: Info on each chief red wings
                        Valerie Evans Newbie

                        Hi Mike,

                        I believe our ancestors were Sioux.  I wrote to a Karin Eagle and she said the Red Wing family are predominately from the Santee tribe in North eastern Nebraska, but there is also Mdewakanton Sioux from Minnesota.  The problem is there were several Chiefs and they also had other names.

                        We believe the first Red Wing was Tatankamani (walking buffalo) born in Md village, Minn.

                        Had a son who was too ill to take over after his death.  We think Wabash (red wing) took over.  He was brother of Tatankamani.

                        Next Wacouta (wakute) shooter.  We think he could be our grandfather but cannot prove he had a son, who would be Robert.

                        I am not on Ancestry, only when I go to the Library.  I had my DNA done and I know a Redmond showed up on the list of matches.

                        I am on Family Search.

                        I have the family tree mostly on paper at the moment.  My grandfather was William, third son of Roberts.  He died in France.  He married an Elizabeth Free.

                        Many people in our family had pictures of Red Wing, which I saw myself many years ago.  As often happens, nobody has a picture now which is sad.

                         

                        Val

                         

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