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Chief James Wasuiciyapa <I>Sweetcorn</I> Sweet Corn

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Chief James Wasuiciyapa Sweetcorn Sweet Corn

Birth
Bryant Township, Roberts County, South Dakota, USA
Death
1888 (aged 74–75)
Roberts County, South Dakota, USA
Burial
Roberts County, South Dakota, USA
Plot
Section 11 of Bryant township
Memorial ID
59110016 View Source

Sweet Corn was a Dakota leader who had a village on the west side of Lake Traverse in section 11 of Bryant township, Roberts County, South Dakota. He was among the treaty delegation that traveled to Washington, D.C. in 1858. He earned his name for developing a sweet type of corn. Most of his band did not participate in the 1862 Dakota uprising on the upper Minnesota River. However, some identified him as a participant in the attacks on Fort Abercrombie. Sweet Corn died in 1888.

Sweet Corn was a Dakota leader who had a village on the west side of Lake Traverse in section 11 of Bryant township, Roberts County, South Dakota. He was among the treaty delegation that traveled to Washington, D.C. in 1858. He earned his name for developing a sweet type of corn. Most of his band did not participate in the 1862 Dakota uprising on the upper Minnesota River. However, some identified him as a participant in the attacks on Fort Abercrombie. Sweet Corn died in 1888.


Inscription

In My Father's House are Many Mansions
James Sweet Corn
Wasuiciyapa
Died 1888
Aged 75 Years
Chief and Peace maker

Gravesite Details

I visited Sweet Corn's grave with my dad when I was younger. I went with Neil and Margaret Simonson to see the grave again in 2008.


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