Person: Charles Snap Welch, Myaamia Name: Pimihsia

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Welch & Flour
  • ID: 2759
    Gender: Male
    Date of Birth: Year 1853
    Location of Birth: N/A
    Date of Death: Knw 10-30-1897
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    Though he was born after removal, very little is known about Charles Welch's background. Probate records suggest that his mother may have been a Myaamia woman whose name was recorded as “Ne-pe-ah-kah”, and he may have been directly related to Martonah (Mary Richardville). A few years after he was born, Ne-pe-ah-kah married a Myaamia man named Kiilhsoonsa (Snap Richardville). Snap was the grandson of Akima Pinšiwa (Chief Jean B. Richardville) and although exempted from removal, it appears that he participated in the removal journey south to the Miami Reservation in 1846. In 1884, Charles married Sarah Martin, the step-daughter of Peter Lafalier, better known by her other married name, Sarah Wadsworth. They had no known children, and he later married a Peoria woman named Sallie Wasacolly (or Wasacoleah). They had two children, Thomas and Benjamin. Thomas received a Peoria allotment, but died when he was just eighteen years old. However, Benjamin remained connected to both the Miami and Peoria Tribes throughout his life. Charles Welch served as a Councilperson from at least 1879 to 1884 when he was elected as Second Chief of the Nation. Her served as Second Chief until 1887 when he resigned halfway through his second term, nominating Waapimaankwa (Thomas Richardville) to replace him. After stepping down from that position, he served again as a Councilperson until his death in 1897. He is buried in the eastern “historic section” of the current Tribal Cemetery.

  • Pem-is-se-ah
  • Charles Snapp

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Year 1853

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...


October 30, 1897