The Southeast Missourian has an article on Mina Sauk for whom Missouri highest waterfalls (and part of Taum Sauk) is named. As usual it’s a sad tale involving an Indian maiden. In this tale her father Sauk-ton-qua and the tribesmen were fighting the Osage when Mina and her evil sister Oon-la-ka were quarreling over a man Omo-pa-si. A bird attacks Mina Sauk scarring her. The medicine says the bird is actually the evil sister and is concerned to remain a red bird forever.
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