As it so happens, I have an article copied for me by the Curator of History at the St Joseph Museum, Jacqueline Lewin.I contacted the Museum back in 1997 looking for info on the Robidoux family also, and she was kind enough to help me.Though I did not have a chance to get to the museum when I was in St Joseph for the reunion, I do plan on going back and will visit then.She is always interested in hearing from family members. Her address is Jacqueline Lewin, St Joseph Museum, P.O. Box 128, 1100 Charles Street, St Joseph, Missouri, 64502-0128.
The line to the Robidoux family correctly lies in Joseph's daughter, Mary Robidoux, Indian name of Many days. Mary's mother was the second "wife" of Joseph. (her name is unknown.) Mary married Francis White Cloud, or Mahaskah, who died in 1859. Mary was born sometime btwn 1802 and 1807, and died June 29, 1884. They had two sons, James White Cloud, born in 1849, who remained on the White Cloud reservation and became chief. The second son, Jefferson White Cloud, born 1846, went to Oaklahoma and became Chief of the Iowas there. On James's death, his son Louis became chief.At his death, Louis's son Dan became chief. Dan left the reserve and the tribe then wanted a chief living in the area.They elected Jim White Cloud Rhodd, whose mother was the daughter of Chief Louis.I have a more detailed genealogy in the article, as well as pictures. Pls send me an email at email@example.com, with your address and I will forward what information I have to you on this family.