“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


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Welcome to the OFFICIAL Women’s March Minnesota event page. Join us on January 21st 2017 as we march in solidarity with those marching in Washington D.C. and more than 300 sister marches happening simultaneously around the world.


Welcome to the OFFICIAL Women’s March Minnesota event page. Join us on January 21st 2017 as we march in solidarity with those marching in Washington D.C. and more than 300 sister marches happening simultaneously around the world.

Why are we marching? Because the rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us. We will march in numbers too great for administration to ignore on their first day in office. We march and stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

Starting at 10am we will meet at St. Paul College (235 Marshal Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55102) in Lot E. From 10-11am we plan to get pumped up, meet one another, form new friendships and likely hear from a motivational speaker (who is yet to be determined). Please plan to arrive no later than 10:30am. At 11am we will start our march (approximately 1/2 mile in length) heading east on Concordia Ave. turning North at John Ireland Blvd and marching Northeast until we arrive at the South Stairs of the Capitol. We plan to arrive at the Capitol around 11:30/12pm. From 12pm until 2pm we will have a rally including entertainment, speakers, etc. *Please note all of the events will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly!*

If you are unable to participate in the march itself but wish to participate in this event, please feel free to join us at the Capitol.

Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information:

We are still working to finalized the rally details. As of January, 9th 2017 here are the confirmed speakers:
• MN Senator Patricia Torres Ray
• MN Senator Sandy Pappus
• MN Representative Ilhan Ohmar
• Sarah Stoesz
• Ann Bancroft
• MN House Minority Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman
• Trista Matascastillo

• Ann Reed
• Prairie Fire Lady Choir
• K Raydio

Information on Getting to the March:
*Due to the incredible number of supporters, please expect and plan for traffic delays the day of the march!*

– Public Transportation: –

Several bus and Green Line light rail stops will bring you within a block of the State Capitol Complex. The Green Line has three convenient stations serving the Minnesota State Capitol Complex: Capitol/Rice Street, Robert Street and 10th Street stations. Bus lines that serve the Capitol or MN History Center include: 3, 16, 21, 62, 67, 68, 71, 94 and 262. Double-check your bus route with the Metro Transit website and to plan your trip as some bus routes will change to accommodate the march/rally:

– Public Parking: –

Please note there is no parking at St. Paul College Lot E, this is exclusively for gathering. Do something good for the environment and remember to carpool with your friends and family who are also attending the march/rally. There are several public parking options for those visiting the State Capitol Complex. A blue P” symbol indicates available public parking space in lots and ramps. Parking maps can be found on the State of Minnesota’s website which also includes parking information for those with disabilities and bike parking information:

More information for parking in downtown St. Paul can be found here:

– Disability Parking Information: –

People with disability parking permits or plates can park free-of- charge at one, two and four- hour parking meters for a maximum of four hours. Parking maps can be found on the State of Minnesota’s website which also includes parking information for those with disabilities parking information:

– Charter and School Bus Parking: –

For those marchers chartering coach or school busses, bus parking is limited, please contact Sam O’Connell at to coordinate your bus parking needs before January 14.

– Greater Minnesota: –

Due to time and volunteer capacity we are unable to offer transportation/shuttle from Greater Minnesota (or the metro area) to St. Paul. We encourage you to connect with your networks to arrange carpooling. You may also consider checking your local mass transit schedule for options to the Twin Cities from Greater Minnesota.

– Frequently Asked Questions –

• WILL IT BE SAFE? CAN I BRING MY KIDS? The WMM has a team of experienced and professional organizers working to ensure that every safety protocol is followed. Safety is of the utmost importance to us. Everyone is welcome to march.

• IS THIS MARCH INCLUSIVE? The fight for Dignity and Justice resides in all communities. The WMM is committed to ensuring that the voices of women from all backgrounds and identities are heard. Through active recruitment and engagement of diverse groups and individuals, we seek to forge new alliances that will enable us to work together for equal justice in the months and years ahead.

• I WANT MY ORGANIZATION TO BE INVOLVED. HOW CAN WE JOIN? Please contact Alicia Donahue at to discuss how your organization can join and support the Women’s March Minnesota.

• WILL THE MARCH BE ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES? The WMM is committed to ensuring that the convening at the capitol is accessible to people with disabilities. There will be an area with seating to accommodate people with disabilities, elderly people and pregnant women.

We are working with volunteers to ensure there are qualified ASL interpreters, access points for those that require a wheelchair, guiding the blind, and mental health crisis care. Different volunteer levels may require specific skills and certification. If you would like to volunteer for any of the following, please contact us.

• I’M NOT A WOMAN, AM I INVITED? This march values inclusivity. All that believe women’s rights are human rights are welcome to attend.

• WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER? We know…Minnesota in JANUARY. Brr! While we are hoping for the best weather possible, we are also preparing for the worst. We do plan to have tents and heaters at the rally at the Capitol.

• HOW CAN I GET UPDATES? Please RSVP via our website,, this will allow us to send you emails with updates! Also, be sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter the links are on our website.

Other Important Links:
Official Minnesota to DC Group Page
This is where you can find logistical information for the DC event. This site is linked to the national organization.

Official Women’s March to Washington – Minnesota Event Page
This is the official page for Minnesotans interested in traveling to DC. This site is linked to the national organization.

Women’s March to Washington – National Event Page
This is the official page for the national event.


Joseph Cleon Auge | 1924 – 2016

Joseph Cleon Auge | 1924 – 2016 | Obituary

Joseph Cleon Auge

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Joseph Cleon Auge

August 16, 1924 – December 22, 2016

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Joseph Cleon Auge’ went to be with the Lord on December 22, 2016. Joseph was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 16, 1924, the son of Joseph Henry Auge’ and Ethel (Johnson) Auge’. Joseph was very proud of his Minnesota roots and his Native American heritage. He was Mdewakanton Santee Sioux, the great-great grandson of Chief Wabasha, great-great nephew of Chief Little Crow, and a descendant of Joseph Renville – all key figures in Minnesota history. He was the first chairperson of the Swartz Creek Schools Title IV Indian Education Program in Michigan, a long-time member of the Genesee Valley Indian Association Board of Directors, a life-long advocate for Native American rights and a member of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community in Minnesota.

Joseph joined the army in February, 1942. He began as a paratrooper testing experimental parachutes in the Army Air Corps, eventually joining the newly formed Air Force. As a military lifer who rose to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, he proudly served in WWII and the Korean War. Following the wars he was stationed in Alaska, Japan and New York, then in Germany during the building of the Berlin Wall. Finally, he served as an Air Force recruiter in the greater Detroit area before eventually retiring from the military in 1967. After his military service, he entered a second career as a pipefitter with Union Local 370 in Flint, where he was an active member of the union’s governing body. When he retired for the second time, he moved to Donna, Texas where he resided until his illness brought him back to Michigan.

Joseph’s proudest accomplishment was his devotion to his family. He married Esther Miriam (Franks) on January 18, 1945 and they remained together for 63 years until her death in 2008. Into this blessed union nine children were born, including Thomas Joseph Auge’ (deceased), Mary Estelle Auge’ (deceased), Colleen Theresa Levack, Jennifer Ann Smith, Elizabeth Ethel Auge’ (deceased), Mitchell Paul Auge’, Patricia Jane Auge’ (deceased), Carol Lynn Auge’, and Kenneth Roger Auge’ (deceased),

In addition to his grateful children, Joseph leaves to cherish his memory, two sisters (Mary Lou Foster and Nancy Auge’), one brother (William Auge’), numerous cousins, his grandchildren (Cathy Auge’, Carl Auge’, Phillip Michaeli, Joseph Michaeli, Matthew Michaeli, Christine Jablonski, Theresa Levack, Dawn Laubach, David Levack, Daniel Levack, Samantha Smith, Jennifer Jones, Elizabeth Stewart, Linda Auge’, Mitch Auge’ Jr, Nikolai Nickison, and Sarina Nickison), 27 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Joseph was an avid baseball fan and coach. He also loved nothing better than participating in family celebrations and playing cards with his family and friends.

Visiting hours have been arranged from 9 until 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 28 at David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville.

The Rosary will be prayed after 10:00 AM at the funeral home.

Following the praying of the rosary, Joseph will be carefully transported in a procession to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 409 W. Columbia, Belleville where a Funeral Mass concluding with military honors will be celebrated at 11:30 AM.

Interment will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice & Home Care or Michigan Hospice, and would be appreciated.

Thank you for keeping the Auge’ family in your thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

VisitationWednesday, December 28, 2016
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

460 E. Huron River Dr.
Belleville, Michigan 48111

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460 E. Huron River Dr.
Belleville, Michigan 48111

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