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Studies in American Indian Literatures 17.2 (2005) 10-17 _________________________________________________________________ [Access article in PDF] Eastman's Maternal Ancestry Letter from Charles Alexander Eastman to H. M. Hitchthingy, September 8, 1927 A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff The H. M. (Hiram M.) Hitchthingy papers in the Edward E. Ayer Collection contain four letters from Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa; Santee Dakota, 1858-1939) to Hitchthingy, dated from 1927 to 1935.^1 The most interesting of these letters is that of September 8, 1927, transcribed below.^2 Here Eastman proudly describes his parents' lineages and poignantly expresses his deep sorrow at the death of his mother when he was an infant. Little is known about Hitchthingy, a businessman and historian from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1930 he published several articles about early Minnesota history and in 1931 wrote one on Eastman, "An Indian Returns Home."^3 During the early twentieth century, Eastman became one of the most prolific authors and speakers on Sioux ethnohistory and American Indian affairs. Among his most acclaimed and widely read books are Indian Boyhood (1902), Old Indian Days (1907), Soul of the Indian (1911), From the Deep Woods to Civilization (1916), and Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains (1918). In Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), Raymond Wilson describes him as "the first major Indian author to write Indian history from the Indian perspective."^4 Eastman's mother, named Winona at birth and later Wakantankawin and Mary Nancy Eastman (1830-58), was the daughter of Seth Eastman (1809-75) and Wak inajin win (Mdewakanton Dakota). In 1830 Seth Eastman and Wak inajin win married at Fort Snelling in present-day Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born in New Hampshire, Seth Eastman was a West Point graduate who became a topographical engineer and celebrated painter. [End Page 10] In 1833 he left his family behind after...
LaFreniere / Freniere / Frenier / Lafresniere Associated names that may accompany this surname are: Desrosiers, Piette/Piete, Chauvin, Donay/Daunet, Delonai, Trempe, Venire & Hertel. Charles-Jacques Freniere (Lafreniere): He married a Sisseton (daughter of Tokokotipexni or "He Who Fears Nothing"). His children were Francois (d.bef.1851), Narcisse & Louison. Charles was a trader on the Riviere St.Pierre (Minnesota River) in the 1780's. May have been related to Antoine Piette dit Freniere who was indebt to Pierre Peltier d'Antaya in 1754 but absent from his wife (Therese Mandeville) "dans les Pays d'en Haut".
Narcisse Freniere (Cekpa): He married 1st. to Winona Crawford (b.1808), 2nd. to an Elm River Yanktonai woman & 3rd to another Yanktonai woman. His children were Susan (m. Joseph R.Brown at Lac Traverse in 1835), Daniel Antoine (Sataka), Antoine, a daughter (m.Francois Chardon), Thomas, Narcisse (b.abt.1841 MN) & Francois (b.abt.1839 MN.). In 1816 he was at Prairie du Chien, employed by James Aird. In 1819 he was employed by Graham & Renville as an interpreter at Lac Traverse. From 1824 to 1827 he worked for the American Fur Co. but by 1836 he ( with brothers Francois & Louis) was an independent sub-outfit of the American Fur Co's. Western out-fit, trading at the mouth of the Cheyenne River. Narcisse died while on a journey to the Missouri River.
Francois Freniere: (died before 1851) He married a Sisseton woman and his children were: Xavier (Pejiskaya) (b.abt.1809), Norris (b.abt.1816), Rosalia (m. John Mooers) & Louis (abt.1812-1839). A long time trader, he had a store near Lac Traverse and was visited by Father Ravoux in the fall of 1842.
Xavier (Exevier) Freneire (Pejiskaya): (b.abt.1809/13) He was the son of Francois Freniere and a Medwakaton and/or Sisseton woman. Xavier married a Sisseton woman and their children were: Joseph (b.abt.1832/36), Augustin (b.abt.1835/39), Xavier (b.abt.1835/39), Josephine (b.abt.1842/46) & Baptiste (b.abt.1850/54).
Antoine LaFreniere: (abt.1780-1863) He married Marguerite Houle and their children were: Antoine (1810-1874)(m.Ursule Morin), Isabelle (b.abt.1815)(m.Francois Roy), Marguerite (b.abt.1823)(m.Antoine Flamand), Jean Bte. (1828-1897)(m.Ursule St.Germain) & Francois (1834-1860)(m.Isabelle St.Germain). This family of LaFreniere's was associated with the St.Francois Xavier parish of the Selkirk Settlement.
Antoine LaFreniere: He married Madeleine St.Onge and they had sons Antoine Jr. & Oliver. This Antoine Sr. was at the capture of the American fort at Mackinac, when it was captured during the War of 1812. He remained loyal to the English after the war & moved to the British fort at Drummond Is.and later (1828) at Penetanguishene. Oliver married a widow (Madeleine Lacombe) and moved to Manitoba.
Joachim ONTARAWARMIN Romain WASAMIMET/GILL Robert CAPINO/PINAWANS Robert Pierre JEAN Michel Pierre AGENT Francois Joseph ANNANCE Robert GILL Joachim OTONDOSONNE LAZARE 1ST Pierre Joseph WANLINAS Francois? BASIL LAZARE 2ND Jean Baptiste ALAMKASSAT? Francois Pierre WASAMIMET Amable PAKIKAN Antoine Marie GILL Simon PORTNEUF
I am very interested in finding out who posted this about my Great x4 Grandparents? "William married Mary Ann "Big Heart" (Taw-a-du-tah) [daughter of Sisseton Chief "Big Heart"] about 1812 on the Upper Mississippi. Their children were: Katherine D. (m.1st.to Mr.Lurty & m.2nd.to Leigh Hadley Irvine in 1848), Elzabeta (b.bef.1822), Barbara (1824-1849) (m.Morre K Lurty in 1843), William J. (1831-1859), Mary (b.bef.1833), Nancy (b.1836), Margaret (b.1838) (m.William Hodges in 1855), Julia Anne (1840-1893) (m.1st.to E.Walter Holbert & 2nd.to J.A.Walker in 1878) & Jane (b.1842)."
We have done a lot of research on Mary Ann. The Indian name (Taw-a-du-tah) doesn't really make sense. Taw- to have, but the rest is a mystery. Also, we've been convinced that she may have been Assiniboine and / or mixed from Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Nations. This is the first time I've seen Sisseton associated with her.
Please let me know where this information was originally published. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org ... Pinamaya
Pierre Grignon I: (1709-?) He was the son of Jacques Grignon & Marie-Therese Richer. Pierre I married Josephte-Marguerite Chevalier (daughter of Jean Bte.Chevalier & Francoise Alavoine) at Michilimackinac in 1738. Their children were: Joseph (m.Marie Josephe Turcotte in 1771), Marie-Marguerite (b.1739)(m.Pierre-Augustin Arcouet), Pierre II (1740-1795)(m.1st.a Menominee woman & 2nd.Louise-Domitilde Langlade), Jean Bte.(b.1743)(m.Marie-Renee Moreau in 1768), Marie-Joseph (b.1746), Hopolite (m.1st.unknown & 2nd.Lisitte Charette) & Marie-Pelagie (b.1748).
Pierre Grignon II: (1740-1795) He was the son of Pierre Grignon I & Josephte-Marguerite Chevalier, born in Montreal, Quebec. Pierre II married 1st. to a Menominee/Winnebago woman (in 1776) & 2nd.to Louise-Domitilde Langlade(daughter of Charles-Michel Langlade & Charlotte-Ambroisine Bourassa) at Michilimackinac in 1787. His children were: Perrich, (abt.1770-abt.1840)(m.Mary abt.1823), Pierre-Antoine III (1777-1823), Charles-Antoine (1779-1846)(m.to Charolotte, Therese Rankin & Susan Larose), Augustin (1780-1860)(m.Nancy McRea), Louis (1783-1839)(m.Catiche Cardin), Jean Bte.(1785-1832)(m.1st.Quipiwa, 2nd.Noquas & 3rd.Cattish Macabee), Domitille (1787-1847)(m.Dominique "Masca" Brunette in 1811), Marguerite (1789-1823)(m.Louis Corbelle in 1803), Paul-Hypolite (1790-1851)(m.to Nanette & Lisette Charette) & Amable (1795-1845)(m.1st.an Ojibwe woman & 2nd.to Judith Bourassa). Pierre II is licensed to trade along with another of Charles Langlade's son-in-laws, Jean Bte.Barcellou., in 1767. He maintained a residence at Green Bay (along with families of Langlades, Roys, Reaumes, Franks & Vieaus) and his sons became prominent traders/voyageurs in todays Wisconsin & Minnesota.
Pierre-Antoine Grignon III: (1777-1823) He was the son of Pierre Grignon II and baptized at Michilimackinac in 1787. Pierre III married 1st Charlotte Pemonica about 1801 & 2nd. to Marie Challefoux about 1811. From 1793 to 1802 Pierre III was trading on the Upper Mississippi & St.Croix Rivers. During the War of 1812 he was commissioned a captain and sent to Green Bay to raise volunteers for the British cause. After the war he remained at Green Bay where he died in 1823.
Pierre-Barnard Grignon IV: He was the son of Pierre Grignon III and in 1830 carring the mail between Green Bay & Milwaukee.
Pierre Roy / LeRoy / Royer / Poitevin / St.Lambert: (1638/42 - 1721) He was the son of Charles Roy & Jeanne Boyer, born in La Rochelle, France. Pierre married Catherine Ducharme (daughter of Jean DuCharme & Ann Lelievre) in 1672 at Montreal. Their children were: Marguerite (1674-1749), Anne (1676-1729) (m. Andre Babeu/Beauf in 1689), Pierre II (1676-1743) (m. 1st. to Marguerite Ouankikove/Ouabankiknove in 1705 and 2nd. to Marie-Angelique Faye-Lafaillette), Marie-Marguerite (1681-1758) (m. Clement Leriger dit Laplante in 1700), Jean (1683-?), Marie-Magdeleine (1684-1707/26) (m. Jean Peras dit Lafontaine in 1701), Jacques (1688-1730) (m. Martha-Marguerite French in 1711), Francois (1690/91-1747) (m. Madeleine Truteau/Trudeau in 1731), Etienne (1690/91-?), Andre (1692-1754) (m. Suzanne Bourdon in 1718), Louis (1694-1724) (m. Marguerite Dumay/Demers in 1718) & Marie-Josette (1697-?) (m. Louis Truteau in 1719).
Pierre Roy / LeRoy II: (1676 - 1743) He was the son of Pierre Roy & Catherine Ducharme, born at Laprairie. Pierre married 1st. to Marguerite Ouankikove/Ouabankiknove in 1703 at Detroit and 2nd. to Marie-Angelique Faye-Lafaillette in 1705 at Laprairie. His children were: Marguerite (1704-1755) (m. Jean Robin dit Latouche in 1739), Pierre III (1706-1716), Marie-Louise (1708-1735) (m. Alexis Trotier des Ruisseaux in 1735 at Detroit), Marie-Renee (1710-?) (m. Jacques Tremblay in 1730), Marie-Madeleine (1710-1732) (m. Pierre Chene dit Labutte in 1728 at Miami village near Detroit), Marie-Anne (1705/12-?) (m. Francois Dupuis in 1732), Francois (1713-?) (m. Barbara-Elizabeth Dudevoir dit Lachine about 1735 at Detroit), Marie-Angelique (1717-?), Marie-Louisa (1717-?), Marie-Rose (1718-?), Marie-Charlotte (1720-?) & Jacques (1723-?). Pierre I was hired in 1692 by the Jesuits to go to the 8ta8ois and in 1696 he was hired by Dumez, Trudeau & Benoit to the same tribe. In 1703 he was employed by Cadillac at Detroit and also employed in the west for the years of 1713 & 1718. Louis Roy / LeRoy: (1694 - 1724) He was the son of Pierre Roy & Catherine Ducharme, born at Laprairie. Louis married Marguerite Dumay/Demers in 1718 and their children were: Marie-Marguerite (b.1720, Detroit), Marie-Josephe (b.,1722, Detroit) & Marie-Madeleine (b.1726, Detroit). Louis was employed in the west in 1718 & 1725.
Francois Roy / LeRoy: (1690/91 - 1747) He was the son of Pierre Roy & Catherine Ducharme, born at Laprairie. Francois married Barbara-Elizabeth Dudevoir dit Lachine at Detroit about 1735. He was employed in the west for the years 1717, 1724 & 1730.
Edmond Roy - Chatellereau de Ste.Anne: (1665/75 - ?) He was the son of Michel Roy-Chatellerault & Francoise Hobbe-Aube, born at Ste.Anne, De la Perade, Champlain, Quebec. Edmond married Marie-Anne Janvier (daughter of Jean Janvier & Dorthie Dubois) at Ste.Anne in 1701 and their children were: Michel (1701-1761) (m.Marie-Angelique Perot-Perrault in 1728), Marie-Francoise (1703-1760) (m.Pierre-Thomas Laquerre in 1725), Marguerite (1705-1788) (m.Jean Bte.Guillet dit St.Marc in 1728), Marie-Josephe (1707-1779) (m.Francois Perot in 1730), Joseph (1709-1761, Pte.Coupee, Louisiana) (m.1st.to Madeleine Perthuis at Detroit in 1736, m.2nd.to Perrine Lacour in 1741 at Pte.Coupee, Louisiana & m.3rd to Marie-Magelaine Lejeune). Edmond was hired by Jean Bochart for Detroit in 1701, along with Michel Roy de Ste.Anne & Pierre Roy de Ste.Anne.
Joseph Roy - Chatellereau: ((1709 - 1761) He was the son of Edmond Roy & Francoise Hobbe-Aube. Joseph married 1st.to Madeleine Perthuis at Detroit in 1736, m.2nd.to Perrine Lacour in 1741 at Pte.Coupee, Louisiana (daughter of Nicolas de La Cour & Perinne Bret) & m.3rd to Marie-Magelaine Lejeune/Janvier. His children were: Joseph-Noel (1745-1817) (m.Marie-Louise Bellome in 1769 at Pte.Coupee & Marie-Anne Bordelon in 1770 at Pte.Coupee, Louisiana), Suzanne (abt.1747-?), Jeanne-Juana (1747-?) (m. Antoine Goudeau in 1762 at Pte.Coupee), Therese (abt.1749-?), Jacques-Noel (1749-?) (m. Perinne Bordelon about 1772), Elizabeth-Isabelle (1753-?) (m. Joseph-Jean-Frederic Leonard in 1769 at Pte.Coupee), Suzanne (1758-?) (m. Guillaume Gilchrist in 1772 at Pte.Coupee), Eleanore (1760-1795) (m. Philipe Hebert-Milan in 1775 at Opelousas, Louisiana), Marie-Therese (1762/64-?) (m. Jean Bte.Darban in 1778) & Augustin (1766-?)
Joseph Roy: (1728 - ?) He married Marie-Anne d'Amours de Chauffour (daughter of Pierre Damours de Chauffours & Cecile Thibodeau) in 1749 and their children were: Marie-Josephe, Thomas-Felicien (1762-?) (m. Marie-Josephe Godin in 1785), Josephe-Norberte & Marguerite.
Joseph Roy / LeRoy: (1744 - 1825) He was the son of Joseph Leroy & Marie-Louise Gagnon, born in Charlesbourg, Quebec. He married Marguerite Oskinanotame (1760-1835) (daughter of Menominee leader AhkenepawehAkeeneebaway or Standing Earth and Waupanokiew) [she was the grand-daughter of Shawano and related to Oshkosh, Onaugesa, Kaushkaunoweh (Grizzly Bear) and Pottawattomie chief - Anaugesa]. Their children were: Susan Sowankien (m.Domanick Brunette), Francois (1784-?) (m.Therese Lecuyer), Charlotte (1785-?) (m. Joseph Campinne/Camanne in 1807), Angelique-Angeline (1786/89-1862) (m.Jacques-Jean Vieaux Jr. in 1786), Catherine Songbird (1787-?) (m. 1st. to Alexis Gardapier and m.2nd. to Joseph H.Rioux), Marie (m. Jean Marie Ducharme) & Pierre (abt.1793-?). Joseph was the brother of Amable Roy (who married the daughter of Augustin Langlade). He was a resident of Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1780.
Francois Roy / LeRoy: (1784 - ?) He was the son of Joseph LeRoy & Marguerite Oskinanotame and married Therese Lecuyer. From 1812 to 1818 Francois maintained a post at the portage between the Fox & Wisconsin Rivers
Amable Roy / LeRoy: He was born in Montreal and married Agate Langlade (daughter of Augustin Langlade & widow of Pierre Leduc-Souligny). Amable was living at Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1761 and wintering on the Upper Mississippi in 1764.
Pierre Roy: (? - 1721) He married Marie-Anne Macoutentiaoue at Kaskaskia, Illinois about 1716 and their daughters were: Marie-Louise (b.1717, Kaskaskia, Ill.) & Genevieve (b. 1719, Kaskaskia - d. 1721, Kaskaskia). Pierre died at Kaskaskia in 1721.
Joseph Roy- Chatellereau II: (1762 -?) He was the son of Joseph Roy-Chatellereau I & Marie-Louise Hamelin and married Archange Dussault (daughter of Louis-Joseph Dussault & Louise Des Buttes) at Detroit in 1794. His brothers were Alexis (b.1766) & Michel (b.1769).
Jean Baptiste Roy: He married Jeanne Prudhomme and their son Jean was baptised at Detroit in 1766.
Julien Roy: (abt.1730/32 - ?) He married Marie-Barbe Saucier (daughter of Henry Saucier & Barbe Lacroix) at Mobile in 1750/51 and their children were: Marianne (abt.1754, Illinois) (m. Louis Baudin in 1778 at Mobile), Charles-Julien (b.1756, Mobile) (m. Susanne Dodier in 1779, St.Louis), Magdeleine (b.1758, St.Louis) (m. Francois Hebert in 1774, St.Louis), Julien II (b.1767, St.Louis) (m. 1st. to Marie-Louise Cote in 1784, St.Louis and Reine M.Guilgaut in 1797), Henry-Francois (b.1767, St.Louis-1831, Carondelet) (m. Jeanne Montardy in 1793), Pierre-Patrice (b.1770, St.Louis) & Louis (b.1773, St.Louis).
Alexis Roy dit Portelance: He was the son of Louis-Paul Roy-Portelance & Angelique Allaire born in Lachine, Montreal, Quebec. Alexis married Marie-Josephe Brau/Brod at Lachine in 1761. His brothers were Louis (b.1727), Jean Bte. (b.1730), Joseph-Noel (b.1737) & Jacques (b.1742). He was hired by Amable Huber for Michilimackinac in 1762 and wintered at Michilimackinac & the Mississippi River for Paterson & Kay in 1775/76.
Vincent Roy I: His children were: Vincent II (1795-1872) (m. Lizette) & Daughter (abt.1800-?) (m. Simon McGillivay). Vincent I traded at Thief & Red Lake River's (Red Lake post) area for J.Sayer & Co. from 1794 to 1797. He establish at post on the Upper Red River (of the North) in October of 1797. He continued his employ with J.Sayer & Co. (Fond du Lac District) until about 1800, after which he was employed in the same department for the North West Co. (Hugh McGillis). In 1817 Vincent retired from the North West Co., driving 13 head of horses to the mouth of the Little Fork River and selling them to the NWC post in the area. He then settled on a farm at the mouth of that river. By June of 1837 the settlement at the mouth of the Little Fork River is almost abandanded and acording to William Sinclair's diary "...Roy had left Simon Sayer in charge while he was at the Red River where he plans to 'end his well spent life'." (Vincent Roy Jr. was at Sault Ste.Marie). Vincent's brothers were probably Joseph (1844-1825), Amable & Louis.
Vincent Roy II: (1795 - 1872) He married Lizette (1805-1883) and their children were: John (1821-?) (m. Josette), Vincent III (1825-1896) (m. Elizabeth-Lizette Cournoyer - daughter of V.Cournoyer), Charles (1845-?) (m. Mary) & Lewis (1847-?) (m. Caroline). Vincent lived in St.Croix Co. in 1842 and Crow Wing/Long Prairie Dist. in 1849.
Benjamin Roy: He was from l'Assumption and from 1807 to 1808 employed by to Mackinac Co. for Mackinac & Prairie du Chien. In the 1820 Crawford Co.census he is propably at Prairie du Chien.
Joseph Roy dit Cire: He is from Vaudreuil - St.Constant - Lachine and employed by the North West Co. & the American Fur Co. at places like Mackinac, Le Pic & Drummond Is.