Antoine Francois Pepin was my great great grandfather. He was the first blacksmith at Fort Snelling in Minnesota Territory. He was married to my great great grandmother, Marguerite Marie Hamelin. I was unaware, however, that she was Indian. I am also interested in tracing my Indian ancestry. Do you have any varification that she was Indian? Antoine's first wife was Marie Montagnaise. She was a Sioux Indian. They had four childern. One of them, Antoine Pepin was killed in the Red River Sioux uprising, but it is unknown which side he was on.