How Koda!

"Hau Koda? Thanks for being here!"

This website is dedicated to a much cherished enduring friendship. It's been constructed as our way of saying thanks for the memories, and for coming to visit as often as you do. Hurry back! "We'll feed you good."

It's also dedicated to "reasonably exhaustive searches." Those are absolutely crucial if your genealogical research is going to lead to reliable results. It will only be when you have reconciled all of the many, many, many contradictions you will undoubtedly find, in 'the paper trail,' that your work will be done. "Nuff said, at least for the moment!" It's as simple as that! But ...... please make the effort and learn as much as you can about the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).

Urging you to do that, by the way, is the most important of any suggestion that we can give.

It has not gone without notice that many in the White Cap community are intensely involved in studies of their families. We sincerely hope that this website will somehow, or other, be helpful to those people, and to others. It will always be a ‘work-in-progress.’ We hope to periodically add links and comment that may help the genealogists and family historians who visit here. And we sure hope that some of you will do the same by using the Suggestion Form found below, on the left side of this page, to send your recommendations. We will be happy to post those for you.

Cheers! ................................................................................................................................................................................. Lew and Dorothy

animated gif Links to a number of entries that focus upon Littlecrow family members may now be found under “Historic Newspaper Clippings” and “Photographs,” found below. (See also Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 › Rosebud › Brule Sioux › 1897-1900 › Page 556.) And see, also,
Geographic names of Saskatchewan by Bill Barry Regina, Sask. : People Places Publishing, 2005, p. 247 concerning the dedication of Littlecrow Lake.)

Genealogical Instruction

Genealogical materials that may assist, with respect to Dakota research, include the following:
The Genealogical Proof Standard - an Introduction

The Genealogical Proof Standard - A reasonably Exhaustive Search 

Template - Measuring the persuasiveness of our evidence concerning parentage.  (Note that each entry advanced by this template is to be assigned a “Yes,” or “No,” response, or an occasional “Maybe” or “N/A” response, that prompting a thoughtful and thorough analysis and, in due course, giving us a ‘birds eye view’ of the strengths and weaknesses of the research that has been done and the determinations that have been made.)

Textbook materials include:

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, edited by Laura M. Hanowski, Tracing Your Aboriginal Ancestors in the Prairie Provinces, A Guide to the Records and How to Use Them, 2nd Edition, 2013.

Doucette, Robert Glen. The archival resource guide for Aboriginal issues. Saskatoon : Gabriel Dumont Institute, c2009.

Russell, Bill, Records of the Department of Indian Affairs, at Library and Archives Canada: a source for genealogical research. Toronto, Ontario : Ontario Genealogical Society, c2004.

Irene M Spry; Bennett McCardle. The records of the Department of the Interior and research concerning Canada's Western frontier of settlement.  Regina, Saskatchewan : Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 1993.

Bennett McCardle; Treaties and Historical Research Centre (Canada). Indian history and claims : a research handbook.  Ottawa : Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 1982.

Lew's Views

Newspapers on Microfilm - Thar's gold in them thar hills!  It certainly is a time consuming and tedious exercise, but, for genealogists who are also family historians, the most rewarding efforts can be the study of historic newspapers that are now recorded on microfilm.  You might and probably will reap huge rewards from your careful study of reels found in Saskatoon.  Editions of The Star Phoenix (Saskatoon) (formerly Daily Phoenix) from 1902 until ‘last week,’ and of The Saskatoon Daily Star from 1912 until June 1928, are at U. of S. Campus location of the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan there.

Except for many at our national archives, the best Canadian genealogical website, search engine-wise, instruction-wise and otherwise, I do think, is GenealogyInTimeMagazine.                                                                                                           Lew

Blogs, Wiki Space, Finding Aids and 'stuff'

The Story of White Cap's Escape from America may interest you.

Harold Littlecrow's Last Will and Testament may be found at U. of S. Campas Mircform Section - find RG10, Reel C-8528, Volume 6801, File: 452-790, Duck Lake Agency - Moose Woods Sioux Reserve - pension and estate of the late Harold Charles Littlecrow (copy of will).  Outside Dates: 1944-1952.

Did you know that Meewasin has transcripts of an interview with Archie Eagle that was conducted on June 15 1981.  It is said that they speak to the following: “Sioux in district, grandfather Chief Whitecap, choosing Moose Woods area, 1885 rebellion, farming, hunting, buildings, fishing, medicine, schools, celebrations, life on the reserve, Indian teachers on the reserve (until 1922).”  It appears the Call number for tape and transcripts is 29.11 (OH).

Sioux Explained appears to provide very useful background material that may help you with your search.

Have you found and used  The Mdewakanton Reference Site?  It's most likely that you'll find friends with common genealogical interests if you choose to become a member there.

Maquah has been around and has served many of us for years.  Enjoy!

Canada First Nations Genealogy Research may be a place that will provide information you need and/or may introduce contacts that will be important to you. Moreover ----

The INAC operational file classification system  Finding Aid may be very useful to some, we do think.  That may likely be so if your research has to do with litigation of some issue, or other.

And the Overview of INAC’s Genealogical and Archival Research Unit may be useful to others.

We all do better if we work togeather

Image result for ehCanadians work togeather.  Americans work together. (No "a," eh!) That leaves Canadians and Americans to collaborate, we do suppose.  And ---

Collaborative software options 'abound,'  but your privacy requirements are very likely different than ours, so we make no recommendations concerning these matters, noting, however, that WikiTree is one option that may be considered.  TribalPages is another.  And WeRelate is a third.  These may be used at no cost.

There may be many reasons to explore others that are 'free,' as well as those that are available upon payment of subscription fees.