Indian Chief Wing

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My GGG grandfather is on my GG Grandfather's (Robert) marriage certificate as READ WING - Indian Chief. Pretty stumped as cannot find him anywhere else.
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You don't give a timeframe or location making it hard for anyone to assist you.

Could it be a typo or misspelling and actually refer to Chief RED Wing?

Look at the site below,  maybe the timeframe and location will make some sense.  Excerpt shown.

http://www.prairieisland.org/chief_red_wing.htm

 

"  Hodge’s Handbook of American Indians speaks of the name of Red Wing as that “of a succession of chiefs of the former Khemnichan band of Mdewakanton Dakota, residing on the west shore of Lake Pepin Minnesota where the city of Red Wing now stands. At least four chiefs in succession bore the title of Chief Red Wing, each being distinguished by a second name as well. The elder Chief Red Wing is recognized as early as the time of the Pontiac War, 1754-1776. The name was maintained during two succeeding generations, but later disappeared sometime between 1862-65.

The apparent son of the earliest Chief Red Wing, of whom recorded history is more aware, is Tatankamani or Walking Buffalo. Tatankamani, was born around the year 1750 into the Mantanton tribe and was related to the Mdewakanton chief Wabasha I, possibly as his nephew. The Mdewakanton considered (Chief) Red Wing among the greatest of their leaders, valued by his people as one of the most prominent warriors in the nation. He was “famed for foretelling events… a great prognosticator.” "

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a brilliant answer and thank you for the extract that helps.  My great grandfather is Robert Wing and on the marriage certificate it does read, read Wing indian chief but I took this to be a mistake. with dialects etc its easy to do.  I have researched Red Wing Indian Chief and am about to go to USA to Red wing, this is my second trip but first time to Minnesota.  I have used the information to extend my knowledge of the sacred lands to natives and try too understand the decision my great grandfather made to come to England.  I did find a Robert Wing age 18 on a Native American reservation census in Nebraska living with aunt and uncle and cousin and sent the paperwork over but they could not verify it was my great grandfather. this info is for your enquirer hope they find it of help.
Thank you Lorraine, it would seem we are related! my great, grandmother was Margaret Wing - Robert was her father and 'Read' his father! Did you find anything else?
Hi, yes I found lots when over there and sorry for this delay.... I have also found another sibling of my granddads her name is Valerie Evans and lives in Canada. Im having a Skype call with her this evening 1st June 16.  I went to red wing and to the Prairie Island reservation which I believe was where the red wings came from. I also went to the museum there and found pictures of red wing chief, one had him wearing the medal of friendship that the British and Americans gave out. They wouldn't let me see it as its only Natives Americans that can see any sensitive materials like that.  I wanted to see if it was the british one as my research has taken me down the route that GG granddad came over here as a British citizen because of his fathers allegiance. Ive found info that may mean part of the sante Sioux went across to Canada this was around 1862. gggranddad would have been about 10 years old. it was a bad time and the time of them being marched down to ft snelling it was at this time of the mass hanging Mankato.  I got all this info from a book biography of Wihopa written by her son Dr.A>C>Ross who I met in Rapid City and he has Cief Ta T M Red Wing mdewakanton tribe in his lineage.  so somewhere along the line we are related! Mitakuke Oyasin  call me 07877271838
Wow we are related too my mum is Joan wing her father Thomas wing and grandfather Robert wing and read wing is in our family tree my daughter is asking me what read wing looked like I would be grestful if I could contact either of you if you have any pictures
Hi,is anyone still following this?

I’m a little late to the party but I too am looking for any information anyone can share. I have only started looking up my ancestry since the passing of both parents and don’t have much to go on. I am the gggrandson of Robert Wing, his son William who died in the battle of the Somme was my nans (Ivy Wing) father.

I have spoke a little to Loraine but would love to hear from anyone with any more info.
Thanks

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