Antoine Pinchon Gregare/Giguiere: (b.nr.Montreal;
Antoine was a French soldier in Illinois country
until he deserted in the 1740's and lived with the tribes on the Missouri
until the British took control of the Midwestern region. He was living
with the Dakota when Alexander Henry placed him incharge of his Sioux trading
venture. On 26 June 1748 a Penichon Giguiere is given 60 livres by Jacques
Legardeur (Fort Michilimackinac commander) for giving an Indian a rifle.
About 11 oct. 1766 Jonathan Carver met Pinchon
at the Fox-Wisc.Portage & recorded an account by Pinchon of a man of
the Menomonie Nation, whom he lost a wager to, betting that he could not
get his rattlesnake [which he "treated as a Deity; calling it his Great
Father, and caring it with him in a box wherever he went."] to return to
the box in May (having given the snake his liberty in October}. Some years
later Peter Pond ran into the same character at the Portage.
It appears Antoine's children by a Dakota
woman were Wayagoenagee (see below) & Hazahotewin who became the wife
of trader Duncan Graham or Hohayteedah (1770/72 - 1847).
Penichon II/ Wayagoenagee/"Good Roads": (b.abt.1789;
Chief of the Mdewakantons at the Titankatanni
village, about 8-9 miles above the mouth of the Minnesota River.
In 1805 Z.Pike met whom he called "le Fils de Penichon", who was the
metis son of a French trader by that name.
Penichon III/Takopepeshene/"Dauntless": (b.unkown; d.
*(More research is needed on this interesting family group - if you
have info to add, your help would be greatly appreciated)
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