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Then a whirlpool pulled them up to the surface and threw them out onto the shore, where they then, as people who walked on land again, explored the area and then began living at the headwaters of the "Rum River," or Wakpa Wakan (Spirit River) and at other places near and around the sacred lake.
The following interpretation of the name Mdewakanton, an interpretation that incorporates the Dakotas' creation story associated with Mde Wakan (Mille Lacs Lake), is displayed on the Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota Community website.
They will harass you in the land where you live, and I will deal with you as I meant to deal with them." (Num.
) Another Bible scripture reads: "I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy .
And they often used westward moving, displaced Eastern tribes to force the long-established tribes from their sacred ancestral homelands.
The French invasion of the East coast caused the French/Iroquois war...which, in turn, caused a band of Ojibwe in the area to flee their homeland on the East coast.
Romanus Pontifex, issued by Pope Nicholas V to King Alfonso V of Portugal in 1452, declared war against all non-Christians throughout the world, and specifically sanctioned and promoted the conquest, colonization, and exploitation of non-Christian nations and their territories." In Pope Alexander VI's papal bull of 1493 (Inter Caetera), he stated his desire that the "discovered" people be " of their homelands.They traveled west to escape the White civilization.They went west on the Saint Lawrence River, then across the great lakes to the southern tip of Lake Superior where they settled and then (after a short time of warfare with the Dakota) made frequent peaceful journeys to the Dakota people's Wakan/"Mille Lacs" Lake homeland villages.In The Circle article titled its author Jon Lurie describes how Wyatt Thomas (Dakota) traveled to Mille Lacs County from Nebraska where he lives on a reservation as a member of the Santee Dakota Tribe."Thomas said that Minnesota, and Ogechie lake in particular, was, to him, home.