- A famous Chippewa chief, who fought the Dakota over possession of the
fisheries and hunting grounds of the Lake Superior region. His Indian
name actually meant "Rift in the Sky," or "Rift in the Clouds," and was
given him by his mother because he was born when a ray of hope came to
her after a troubled time.
Hole-in-the-Day was recognized as a chief
by the United States Government for his bravery and loyalty to the Americans
during the War of 1812, but he did not become a chief of his people until
1825, on the death of Chief Curlyhead.
he finally drove the Dakota across the
Mississippi River and would have pursued them to the western Plains had
not the Government compelled the warlike tribes to make peace at Prairie
He died in 1846, and was succeeded by his
son of the same name.
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