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How qualifies for membership under lineal descendants of Mendota.

Who qualifies for membership under lineal descendants of Mendota.

Your Dakota ancestor must have resided in the village or township of Mendota, Minnesota and be listed on any one
of the following documents:
 James McLaughlin’s 1899 “Census of Mdewakanton Sioux of Minnesota”
 Any one or more of U.S. Censuses for Mendota for the years 1900 through 1930
 Any one of the 1800 – 1900 Census of Mendota.
You must prove that you are a lineal descendant of the Dakota (Mdewakanton, Sisseton, Wahpeton, and Wapekute) people.
Your Dakota affiliation may be proven from the documents listed in Part V, Proof of Descendancy, or other documents
(i.e., Santee Tribal Rolls or earlier censuses).