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 Maggie <I>Snana</I> Brass

Maggie Snana Brass

Minnesota, USA
Death 24 Apr 1908 (aged 68)
Knox County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Santee, Knox County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 15187239 · View Source
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First wife of Andrew Good Thunder, who according to Chief Big Eagle fought with disctinction and bravery in the battle of Fort Ridgely during the Dakota War of 1862. She and her husband protected many of the whites who were taken captive after the war broke out. She is best known for saving the life of Mary Schwandt while she was in captivity.

In 1865, she divorced her husband and later married Charles Brass at the Santee Reservation in Nebraska. After her death in 1908, her name was inscribed on the Sioux Indians State Monument at Morton in Renville County, Minnesota. The monument honors the Dakota who protected and saved the lives of white settlers during the Dakota War.




  • Maintained by: Cindy K. Coffin
  • Originally Created by: Jimmy Sweet
  • Added: 8 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15187239
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maggie Snana Brass (28 Apr 1839–24 Apr 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15187239, citing Santee Catholic Cemetery, Santee, Knox County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Cindy K. Coffin (contributor 47084179) .