Place:Sleepy Eye, Brown, Minnesota, United States

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NameSleepy Eye
Alt namesLorenosource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCity
Coordinates44.283°N 94.717°W
Located inBrown, Minnesota, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sleepy Eye is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,599 at the 2010 census.

History

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Sleepy Eye is named after Chief Sleepy Eye who was known as a compassionate person with droopy eyelids (or maybe just one), hence his name. The Chief was one of four Sioux Native Americans (four Ojibwe also attended) chosen to meet President James Monroe in 1824 in the nation's capital. Later, Sleepy Eye was an integral player in the 1851 signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, which gave all of the land but a 10-mile swath on each side of the upper Minnesota River to the U.S. government. His recommendations to traders led to the successful settlement of Mankato, away from flood areas, and the Chief eventually settled his people near the lake now known as Sleepy Eye Lake.

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