Inkpaduta


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Inkpaduta

(?1815–?78) Santee Sioux chief; born at the Watonwan River, present-day South Dakota. As chief of his band (1848), he led them on a massacre of whites near Spirit Lake, Iowa, in March 1856. He was never caught, and his violent ways were instrumental in turning many whites against the Santee Sioux.
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As a child in Minnesota, Beck (history, Wisconsin Lutheran College) learned that Inkpaduta, who died about 1879, was a madman whose only passion was murdering white settlers.