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The Waqpe-tonwan Or Wahpeton





The name of this people signifies Yillage-among-the-leaves (of deciduous
trees), the gens being known to the whites as Leaf Village or Wahpeton.
The gentes of this people, as given in 1884 by Reverend Edward Ashley, are
the following:



13. Inyan-tceyaka-atonwan (Inyan-ceyaka-atonwan),
Village-at-the-dam-or-rapids.

14. Takapsin-tonwanna (Takapsin-tonwanna), Village-at-the-shinny-ground.

15. Wiyaka-otina, Dwellers-on-the-sand (wiyaka).

16. Oteqi-atonwan (Otehi-atonwan),Village-in-the-thicket (otehi).

17. Wita-otina, Dwellers-on-the-island (wita).

18. Wakpa-atonwan (Wakpa-atonwan), Village-on-the-river.

19. Tcan-kaxa-otina (Can-kaga-otina), Dwellers-in-log (-huts?).

The numbers prefixed to the names of these gentes denote their respective
places in the camping circle of the Sisseton and Wahpeton, as shown in
figure 30.





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