Wapasha II

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This article is about one of several Sioux chiefs named Wapasha. For the others, see Wapasha.

Wapasha (II) (b.1768–1855) was the name of a Mdewakanton Dakota chief.

The son of Wapasha (I), Wapasha (II) took the place of his noble father as a mighty war chief, in present-day Minnesota.

He lost his eye in a game of lacross, some say instead of getting an eyepatch he grew out his hair.

He sided with the United States in the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War.[1]


  1. ^ 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.