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Originally posted by zedzedtopgrade
I'm related to Poundmaker, a minor player in Western Canadian history who fought at during North West Rebellion.
My best friend is a decendant of Sam Steele, a famous Canadian officer who fought against the Metis during the North West Rebellion.....I love the irony of our friendship, century later and the two combatant's distant grandsons chilling over a beer.
Originally posted by BlackOps719
My aunt has traced our family history back as far as it can be traced on my mothers side, and from her assertions we are directly descended from the lineage of William the Conqueror.
He was born in 1824, the son of Victor Renville or Ohiya and Winona Crawford. After the death of his father he was raised by his uncle Joseph Renville. He opposed the Dakota Conflict of 1862 and became the chief of the Dakota Scouts called the Renville Rangers. After the formation of the Lake Traverse Reservation by the Treaty of 1867, Gabriel was appointed Chief of the Sisseton-Wahpeton. He died at his home in Browns Valley in 1892.