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Grey Cloud Woman “Marpiyahota” Wapasha Aryd

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Death 1844 (aged 99–100)
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Burial Redwood County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 83015904 · View Source
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Grey Cloud Woman was a prominent Dakota woman and a successful fur trader. The daughter of Chief Wabasha I who figured prominantly in the American Revolutionary War, fighting on the British side. Her father was also known as Red Leaf, LeFeuille. Her brother was Wabasha II. After her husband, James' death, in 1819, she moved to live with her daughter, Margaret, at Prairie du Chien. Later she moved to Upper St. Peter's River in the 1830's. She died there at Black Dog's Mdewakanton Dakota village upstream from Mendota, Minnesota Territory. She was buried there in the village cemetery until road construction needed to remove her. She was reburied in the Lower Sioux Community Cemetery. Possibly in the Mdewakanton Repatriation Burial Site in a park in Minnesota. The nearest places to the Mdewakanton Repatriation Burial Site Historical Marker are Lower Sioux Indian Community, Sulphur Lake, Dakotah Ridge Golf Club(1 mile northeast), Morton (1 mile northeast), Morton,(1 mile northeast), Saint Cornelia's Church Historical Marker (2 miles east), Renville County Historical Museum (2 miles northeast), Redwood River Wayside Park (2 miles west), Geology of the Minnesota River Valley Historical Marker (2 miles west), and Sioux Indian State Monument (2 miles northeast.


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  • Created by: James and Sharon Cissell
  • Added: 5 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83015904
  • James and Sharon Cissell
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Grey Cloud Woman “Marpiyahota” Wapasha Aryd (1744–1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83015904, citing Lower Sioux Agency Cemetery, Redwood County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by James and Sharon Cissell (contributor 47567610) .