Chief Big Eagle
In 1875, Big Eagle who would become a leader in the 1862 Great Sioux Uprising in Minnesota, succeded his father, Mazarota
(Gray Iron), as a leader of a Mdewakanton Sioux band of about two hundred people at Crow Creek in Macleod Country, Minnesota.
In 1858, he traveled to Washington D.C., to negotiate grievances with federal officials. Unhappy with the result, Big Eagle
and his people joined Little Crow and others in the general Sioux uprising in Minnesota during 1862 and 1863.
Big Eagle fought with Mankato and probably witnessed his death at the hands of soldiers under the command of Henry Hastings
Sibley at Wood Lake in September 1862. Big Eagle's band surrendered on September 26, 1862, after which he was imprisoned.
Later in life, Big Eagle lived at Granite Falls, Minnesota. From: historical accounts & records
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