Ernest Wabasha Visits Garvin Heights at Winona, Minnesota.
The City of Winona
What was once known as Wabasha's Prairie and the village of Keoxah (a Dakota word meaning "The Homestead") and what used to be the home of Chief Ernest Wabasha's ancestors, Chief Wapasha II and his band of Mdewakantonwans, is now known as Winona, Minnesota. The word Winona comes from the Dakota work Wenonah and means first born daughter.
Recently, hereditary Chief Earnest Wabasah returned to the home of his ancesotors and got an Eagle's eye view of the city of Winona on the bluffs at Garvin Heights Park.
The City of Winona as Seen From Garvin Heights
Ernest Wabasha at Garvin Heights Park
Ernest Wabasha Looking at a Panoramic View of the City of Winona
(Click on the Above Picture to See the View)
Ernest and Vernell Wabasha viewing the marker at Garvin Heights Park.
A Close-up of the Marker. (Click on the above picture to see a larger image of the marker)