|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1897|
South Dakota, USA
Madeleine Crawford was baptised by missionaries as Abigail. She was born and raised among the Mdewakanton Dakota and called Mazardewin (Tinkling Iron) generally known as Winona. Some say she was born c. 1805, in Red Wing's village on the Mississippi, to Mazadehdegawin, and
Charles Lewis Crawford, a British Captain. Her grandfather was probably Red Wing I, Xakea (To Paint Red), and her father Red Wing II (Tatankamani).
Winona had six children. One child, Susan, with her first husband Narcisse Frenier. She and Narcisse separated shortly afterwards.
A year or so after Narçisse's leaving, she is claimed by Victor Renville (Ohiye). They had two girls - Leader of the Wind, who died young, and a baby girl who died in infancy, and one son, Gabriel Renville (Tiwakan) in 1825.
Victor died in 1833.
About three years later, she married Joseph (Akipa) Renville, a full blooded Mdewankanton Chief, and had by him two boys, Thomas Renville Crawford, and Charles Renville Crawford.
Winona Crawford died in 1897 and is buried at Goodwin, SD, at age 105. Allotment #255 - Abigail Crawford.
Perhaps Winona is buried in the Renville Family Cemetery or some other Native cemetery. She is not listed at Sisseton Old Agency cemetery.
Narcisse Frenier (1792 - 1858)
Joseph Renville (1779 - 1846)
Victor Ohiya Renville (1780 - 1833)*
Susan Frenier Brown (1819 - 1904)*
Charles Renville Crawford (1838 - ____)*
Thomas Renville Crawford (1841 - ____)*
Created by: James and Sharon Cissell
Record added: Nov 02, 2011
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