The Yankton Reservation 1876 to 1884: Woniya Kin Tinta Kin Piyawanikiye; Wounspe Tokaheya
• A Sioux Indian woman named Tate Iyohiwin gave birth to a daughter named Gertrude on February 22, 1876.
• Gertrude was one of Tate's nine children from three marriages with white men; only five of Tate's children survived.
• Tate's twelve-year-old son, David, was sent to a white boarding school after Tate was forced by the U.S. government into signing an agreement she could not even read.
• Tate dressed Gertrude in traditional Indian dress and taught her how to do beadwork.
• Tate and Gertrude would have to go to Greenwood, the Indian agency, where they received their government food rations.
• Tate's mother told of a visit by famous explorers Lewis and Clark who, when visiting the Yankton Indians, wrapped a newborn Indian infant in an American flag, predicting he would be a leader of his people.
• Fifty-four years later, that...
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