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Mendota Community staring out as a community in 1995. Morning to all members. This is urgent (1) This is urgent to all members. We must get the paperwork done. Please read asap. Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman
The Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934, also known as the Wheeler-Howard Act or informally, the Indian New Deal, was a U.S. federal legislation which secured certain rights to Native Americans, including Alaska Natives. These include a reversal of the Dawes Act’s privatization of common holdings of American Indians and a return to local […]
Check out the witnesses to Marguerite birth. I am so happy yo find this all these family members, and friends. Love Sharon
Mendota has been a 501C3 since 1997. “Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations.” We are a proud Dakota Community, and you can help us! What: The Mendota Community 26th Anniversary and Fundraiser When: June 4th, 2022, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (CST) Where: Inside Peter’s Church Mendota, MN (1405 Sibley Memorial […]
To my surprise I found my family story at the Fairbault Goverment Center on there website, I just typed in LeClaires. on 4-29-21. Your story needs to be told!. I have been asking for stories for years from the rest of the members. Love Sharon. ALBERT AND LILLIE (FELIX) LECLAIRE. THE FAMILY OF ALBERT […]
Been looking for Angelique Renville picture for a long time. Angelique DuPuis Renville daughter was Marquerite Louise DuPuis. Angelique married Hipolite DuPuis. Hipolite was very famous person in Mendota. He was secretory to Sibley and very will know to be polite, kind and gentle, always making jokes. I would guess there would be some family […]
Marguerite Louise Dupuis Name Marguerite Louise Dupuis Born 1 May 1840  Gender Female Died Yes, date unknown Person ID I54678 cghsm Last Modified 11 Mar 2008 Father Hypolite Dupuis, d. Yes, date unknown Mother Angelique Winona Renville, d. 2 Jan 1890, Mendota, Dakota, Minnesota, United States Married 11 Jan 1839 Lac Qui Parle […]
The Cunningham Clan Comes West Posted on November 8, 2019 by dakotasoulsisters On April 17, 1848, the Williamson family, which had been on furlough in Ohio since fall of 1847, left Ripley, Ohio, and began their journey back to Kaposia village in Minnesota. With them were Sylvester Cook, who was coming out to Kaposia as a teacher; and Miss […]
Please share your stories with us. ALBERT AND LILLIE LECLAIRE THE FAMILY OF ALBERT AND LILLIE LECLAIRE Albert LeClaire, a Mdewakanton Dakota Indian, was 1st of seven children. He was born on May 12, 1885 in Mendota, Minnesota. His parents were Frederick LeClaire and Celina Robinette LeClaire. Frederick’s parents were Jean-Baptiste Octave (Wakon) LeClerc (LeClaire) […]
Here’s an interesting pamphlet with history of the Leclaire, Bellecourt, Felix and Anderson family.
Jim Denomie, beloved Ojibwe artist who used humor to confront serious issues, dies at 66 An “art dad” who championed emerging talents, he illuminated the uneasy relationship between Native cultures and mainstream society. By Alicia Eler Star Tribune MARCH 1, 2022 — 12:12PM MARK VANCLEAVE, STAR TRIBUNE Gallery: Jim Denomie in his home studio in 2019. A […]
Please help Oulyssia Elizabeth Rose Alkire she is a bright, intelligent and feisty two (2) years old.
Supprt Qulyssia’s fight with brain cancer on gofundme.Mika Zephier is organizing this fundraiser. A few words from Mika Qulyssia Elizabeth Rose Alkire is a bright, intelligent and feisty two (2) year old. Sadly she started experiencing imbalance and weakness in her legs preventing her from walking. On January 25, 2022 she was seen by her […]
Our Wacipi is Sept 9-10-11-2022. Can not wait to see you all. Flyer coming soon Love Sharon
New Brochure about the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community. Brochure was made for our Press Release Tuesday June 15th in Mendota At the DuPuis House. Supporters welcome peaceful event.
Watch for updates. Mendota went from our 23 Wacipi / Pow Wows this year to our 25th. Here is why we had two Wacipi’s back in 1997-1998 down at Stop the Reroute / Highway 55 / Coldwater. We have added those two Wacipi’s at many people request. The Mendota Tribal Council. Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman Jason […]
Mendota will be Honoring Our Ancestors Feb 12, 2022. Ceremony will be at the Fort Snelling and on zoom. We will meet even if it is very cold. Consider the people back in 1862 who were forced to brave the cold. We will light the sacred fire at 10:00am, ceremony is at 11:00pm. Lon, Joy […]
Lucien Galtier From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Drawing of Lucien Galtier from an 1876 history of the city of St. Paul Lucien Galtier (c.?1812 – February 21, 1866) was the first Roman Catholic priest who served in Minnesota. He was born in southern France in the town of Saint-Affrique, department of Aveyron. The year of his […]
Inipi class for Feb 10th has been cancelled. Joseph asked to will have class Feb 24 at 6pm central time. Love Sharon
I know you all think it is to soon to work on the Wacipi. No it is not we always start in February, March the latest. First Wacipi meeting in April. Mendota’s Wacipi is 9,10,11 of Sept 2022. It would be been our 23 Wacipi. People have been asking us to add the other two Wacipi’s […]
Attention: Sharon’s Cell 952-239-9969 Tribal Office 651-452-4141. Mail to Sharon Lennartson % of MMDTC 945 Redwood Dr. Apple Valley Mn 55124. Make checks out to MMDTC
John and Becky Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary. Love from Sharon, Joe, Jason and Greg and the Mendota Community.
Bellecourt Eustach Jr. Cemetery (Other) Date: 5/30/2015 1:35:45 Pm Added by Joseph Bevins on 1 Jun 2015 Eustache Bellecourt (born 1844)