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

Post Script: Click 'there' for background music you will certainly enjoy. Set the volume to where you would like it to be, then minimize that You Tube page and activate your web-browser, again, and revisit (and study) this page. Where?
THERE!

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.