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He lost his eye in a game of lacross, some say instead of getting an eyepatch he grew out his hair.
- Chief Wapasha II c. 1773 - 1836, Excerpt from: "Explorers found hills, valleys alive with Indians," a Steve Kerns article in the Winona Sunday News, November 14, 1976. Gathered from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wapasha/kerns_1976.htm.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. (Ship namesake paragraph)