Dalyce Leabo's story

  • August 16, 2012 - 12:56 PM

My great grandfather, German Sha, was employed by the government at Yellow Medicine, a Sioux Indian agency. 

On the 18th of August, 1862, there broke out an Indian uprising. 

With the assistance of a friendly Indian, John Other Day, German; his wife, Elizabeth (Colosky), and a party of 35 people, were able to escape, traveling across country for five days. 

John Other Day was a staunch advocate for peace. 

German and Elizabeth eventually homesteaded in Otter Tail County west of Erhard, MN.  

Dalyce Leabo

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