Little Crow's Camp Community Members

LeMoine LaPointe – Director, Healthy Nations Program, Minneapolis. LeMoine Lapointe is of the wajaje tiospaye. He is from Little Crow’s Camp, located in the central part of the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. His family was large, six brothers and four sisters. His parents were LaVerne and Adeline LaPointe. On his father’s side, LeMoine’s grandparents were Albert LaPointe (an Ihunktowan of the Yankton Sioux Reservation) and Elizabeth Ringing Shield. Elizabeth’s parents were Rattling, Ringing Shield (a medicine man) and Susan Barbed Arrow. Rattling Ringing Shield’s father was Tall Mandan, a chief and signer of the 1851 and 1868 treaties. On his mother’s side, LeMoine’s grandparents were Little Wolf and Mary Eagle Bear. Following the untimely passing of his mother’s biological parents at a young age, Broken Leg (Little Wolf’s brother) became the father to Adeline and her siblings. He, also, was a medicine man who raised them to a healthy adulthood. “That’s my background,” LeMoine said, much like someone would tell you about their Ph.D. (From "Experiential Education -- Thoughts on the LeMoine LaPointe Interview" By Diane Wilson)

Ben Medicine Eagle attended the day school at Little Crow's Camp on the Rosebud Reservation. (A Biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924: A Supplement, by Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. Parins, 1985.)


This Page Sponsored by: