“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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Runaway Ray is a book written by one of our members, Lorena Weaver.

Runaway Ray is a book written by one of our members, Lorena Weaver.  She wrote this book about her father who married Delores LeClaire.  In 2009 Lorena and her siblings were connected to two other families Ray had.  Both of these families lived in the Los Angeles area and did not know about each other.  He left both families abruptly.  Delores and Ray lived in Mendota and for a few years in Mendota Heights.  Ray bartended at the Mendota Tavern owned by his father-in-law, John (Knute) LeClaire.


The book can be purchased on, or


There will also be a book signing on April 22, 2018 at Lucky’s 13 in Mendota from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Books will be for sale at this event.



Thank you,

Lorena Weaver


Our next membership meeting is next Sunday Feb 25, 1-4 potluck.

Our next membership meeting is next Sunday Feb 25, 1-4 potluck.

This is for our members who live out of MN.

And our regular members, and of course our wonderful honorary members.

Just saying hi and keeping you all in the loop that live out of MN.
Starting to work on the Wacipi grant due in April. Maybe some of you can come to our 19th Wacipi or Pow Wow. Sept 7-9- 2018. We would love to meet you. Come and meet a lot of cousins you have never met. I would love to meet all of you that live out of the state.

Your Tribal Council

Love Sharon

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition.

Links to Facebook Events:
Make Art for #MMIW March 2/13/18
Cristine Davidson
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Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
1619 Dayton Ave. Suite 202 St. Paul, MN. 55104
Phone: 651-646-4800 or 1-877-995-4800

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