Person: William Wayne Drake, Myaamia Name: Soowilencihsia
Family Group: Drake
Gender: MaleDate of Birth: Knw 12-16-1868
Location of Birth: KansasDate of Death: Knw 01-28-1936
Location of Death: Santa Monica, California
The eldest son of Milton Drake and Siipiihkwa was born just a few years prior to the relocation to Indian Territory. Always known by his middle name, Wayne married Aletha “Birdie” Brandon in 1895. They had four children: Arizona (“Zona”), Moreland, Clarence, and Fred. A farmer by trade, Wayne and his family moved quite a bit, spending several years in Edna, Kansas, but also Parkman, Wyoming, and ended up in Santa Monica, California just a few years before Wayne's death.
Photo courtesy MHMA Collection
- Wayne Drake
December 16, 1868
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...
January 28, 1936