Chief Mekis

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About Chief Mekis

CHIEF MEKIS (OTHERWISE THE EAGLE)

is the son of Chief Okanase (Otherwise Chief Michael Cardinal). His mother was a Dakota woman. Chief Okanase died in about 1870 and was succeeded by his son Mekis (Otherwise Eagle). His band signed Treaty Two with the Canadian federal government in 1871, obtaining land around the Turtle and Valley rivers near Dauphin Lake. They moved their reserve to a location near Elphinstone, Manitoba in 1875. The new reserve was around the Riding Mountain House trading post [Wikipedia: Keeseekoowenin] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keeseekoowenin

Death

Chief Mekis died in 1874 [The Clear Lake Indian Reserve] http://gsdl.ubcic.bc.ca/collect/firstna1/index/assoc/HASHbaa4.dir/doc.pdf

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