Category Archives: South Dakota History

With the Sioux 4

From 1857-1860 Alexander Hamilton Redfield, my great great grandfather served as the Indian agent for the Sioux nation at a time of great change. On July 4, 1858, Redfield celebrated the 82nd anniversary of the Nation’s independence at Fort Union. … Continue reading

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With the Sioux 3

From 1857-1860  Alexander Hamilton Redfield, my great great grandfather served as the Indian agent for the Sioux nation at a time of great change. His story continues: On  June 16 Redfield  halted on the west bank of the river to … Continue reading

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With the Sioux 1

My great-grandfather  Colonel Freeman Norvell (1827-1881)  married Mary Dean Redfield (1843-1918), the daughter of Alexander Hamilton Redfield, a descendant of pilgrims John Alden and Priscilla Mullins Alden and a distant cousin of President John Adams. Redfield was born in Phelps, … Continue reading

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