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KAPOZHA ('not encumbered with much baggage').

A Mdewakanton Sioux band.

In 1811 they lived between Cannon r. and Minnesota r., and their village, known as Kaposia, was on the E. bank of the Mississippi 15 m. below the mouth of the Minnesota.
At that time the chief was Little Crow (Chetan wakan mani). In 1830 their village was said to be 3 leagues below the mouth of Minnesota r. Another Little Crow, who was chief in 1862, was killed at the close of the Sioux outbreak.
[Source: Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906]
(Chetan wakan mani AKA Little Crow means The Sacred Pigeon-hawk Which Comes Walking)

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