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HOLE-IN-THE-DAY, Chippewa chief, born in Minnesota about 1827; died in Crow Wing, Minnesota, 29 June, 1868. He was chief of the Chippewa nation, displayed unusual intelligence, understood something of the nature of civil government, believed in the arts of peace, and realized the influence and power of the white man. He-married an Irishwoman, and became one of the wealthiest men in Minnesota, his possessions being valued at about $2,000,000. At the beginning of the last Indian war in Minnesota in 1862, it was his influence that restrained the Chippewas from joining the unruly Sioux in their assaults on the white settlers. He was assassinated by Indians.
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