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Mdewakantonwan are one of the sub-tribes of the Isanti (Santee) Sioux. Their ancenstral home is Lake Mille Lacs in central Minnesota, which in the Dakota language was called mde wakan (mystic/spiritual lake). Alternative meaning: Lakota, Côte dIvoire is a département of Côte dIvoire. ... Lake Mille Lacs is a lake in the U.S. state of Minnesota, located north of the Minneapolis-St. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... Lakota or Lakhota (as it is also commonly spelled) is the largest of the five major dialects of the Sioux language. ...


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Loyal Mdewakanton win court battle : ICT [2006/01/02] (948 words)
That act violated an 1886 contract signed by Mdewakanton leader John Bluestone, which gave that land to the Mdewakanton who were descendants of those who pledged loyalty to the United States in 1862.
Previously the land was either assigned to individual loyalists or leased, with the proceeds from the lease paid to the loyalists.
To the Mdewakanton, who originally lived along the Minnesota River, Crow Creek was a stark spot on the prairie along the Missouri River.
Mdewakanton Indian Tribe History (505 words)
Riggs contends that the Mdewakanton are the only Dakota entitled to the name Isanyati ('Santee'), given them (from their old home on Mille Lac, called by them Isantamde, 'knifelake.' In every respect this tribe appears to be most intimately related to the Wahpeton.
It is probable that the Nadowessioux mentioned by early missionaries and explorers were in most cases the people of this tribe and the tribes associated with them then living in the region of 'Mille Lac and the headwaters of the Mississippi.
This identifies the Issati with the Mdewakanton and sustains the conclusion of Biggs.
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