Person: Lewis William Miller, Myaamia Name: Waakapisia

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Miller
  • ID: 2569
    Gender: Male
    Date of Birth: Year 1861
    Location of Birth: N/A
    Date of Death: Knw 12-30-1896
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    Lewis was the eldest child of Akima Mihtohseenia (Chief Thomas Miller) and Waapikihkihkwa. He was born in Kansas, and married three times. He first married Rachel Manley, but had no children. His second wife was Ella McLane, and this union brought forth a son, Albert. Both Ella and Albert were allotted under the Peoria Tribe. Lewis’ third wife, Mary Emma Dagenett, was also a member of the Peoria Tribe. She was of Wea descent, the daughter of Edwin Dagenett and granddaughter of Christmas Dagenett. They had three children: Ethel, Clarence, and Lewis Edwin. After Lewis passed away at the age of 35 in 1896, Mary Emma married John King.
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Year 1861

1889 Allotment

March 2, 1889

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congressa ssembled, That the provisions of chapter One hundred and Nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty seven, entitled "An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations,and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes," are hereby declared to extend to and are made app...


December 30, 1896