“Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations”

From: Perry Altendorfer, MMDTC Historian To: All Lineal Descendants, Signers and First Original Families relating to the 1830 Prairie du Chein Treaty.  We are currently updating our files, adding articles and documentation that involves families related to this treaty. Please see attached document:

M550 Part5 Johnsons and Jones Report 1856


Please contact Perry with questions or comments.


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Uncle Russell LaClaire died today about 1:30 – 11/29/17.

Uncle Russell LaClaire died today about 1:30. Uncle Russell was my mother (Selisha LeClaire)

youngest brother, Russell was 95, he was a wonderful man I loved him. Uncle Russell is also Curt

LaClaires father.

My auntie Margret is the last of my mothers sibling she is going to be 98 on Dec 2. When I get more information I will put it on our website.

The Mendota Community sends their condolence to all the LaClaire family.

Love Sharon

Wendy Down Wind passed into the spirit world 11/28/17.

Wendy Downwind pass into the spirit world 11/28/17. Check out face book for more information. When I get it I will put it on our website.

I will see Wendy forever at our Mendota powwows he will always be there with us, always smiling and visiting with everyone. When he saw me at the pow wow he would come up to me and give me big hug, we both would say I love you. I will miss those big hugs. NO one can take his place, except his son. He came to the pow wow when he was not feeling good. He was our arena director for more then 18 years. Love you brother. You touch the hearts of so many people. Rest in peace my friend. Until the creator comes and get me to go home. See you then I know you will greet me with a big hug & smile. Yesterday I was in a daze all day. To all of Wendy’s family I’m sorry for your loss of this great warrior man. Love Sharon


Holiday Party and Toy Drive at the DuPuis House Dec 2, 1-4 bring a dish to pass.

Holiday Party and Toy Drive at the DuPuis House, in Mendota, 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy Google Map   Saturday Dec 2, 1-4 please bring a dish to pass.

Toys for kids ages 1-17 for girls and boys. It would be nice for teens to get something too?

If you need toys for your kids please contact the Mendota tribal office with their age and if you have a boys or girls with your written request.

Or send us an email with your ages of kids. Toys can be pickup or delivered no later then Dec 18th.

Bring the toys in bags, so kids don’t see them to the Holiday Party if you want. When the kids see the toys they want them now, does not matter if is for a boy or girl kids will be kids LOL.

Please call the Mendota Tribal Office 651-452-4141 with any questions.

Please check out our website at

Everyone is Welcome!!

Thank You

The Mendota Tribal Council and it members.

Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman

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