Annie (Blowsnake) Thundercloud
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Annie Wakąjáskawįga (Blowsnake) Thundercloud (abt. 1867 - aft. 1937)

Annie Wakąjáskawįga "White Thunder" Thundercloud formerly Blowsnake
Born about in Levis Creek, Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1879 in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died after in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Oct 2020
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Annie was Ho-Chunk.

Contents

Biography

Birth

She was the daughter of Charles Blowsnake and Lucy Goodvillage. Her family typically camped along Levis Creek, near Black River Falls from about 1864. (Lurie 1) It was in this area that Annie was born around 1867.

Name

Her Hocąk clan name was given by her sister Mountain Wolf Woman in English as "White Thunder" (Lurie 2), and in Hocąk, WaConChaSkaWinKah (censuses), which is for Wakąjáskawįga. This name is from Wakąjá, "Thunderbird"; ska, "white, pale"; -wį-, a feminine gender infix; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. "White Thunder Woman" is an attested name in the Thunderbird Clan.

Children

Annie had the following children with her husband Thundercloud:

Name Birth Source
Henry 1880 1912 census
Adam 1887
Dora 1889
Dot 1891
Flora 1895
Ray 1898 1905 census
Emeline 1914
Evaline 1914 1919 census

 

Death

She died sometime after 1937 since she and her husband are found together in the census of that year.

Sources

  • 1919 Indian census; Roll: M595_168; Page: 57; Line: 2; Agency: Grand Rapids. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1921 Indian census; Roll: M595_168; Page: 58; Line: 12; Agency: Grand Rapids. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1925 Indian census; Roll: M595_168; Page: 58; Line: 1; Agency: Grand Rapids. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1937 Indian census; Roll: M595_573; Page: 100; Line: 3; Agency: Tomah Indian School. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • CT — Sam Blowsnake (ed. Paul Radin), Crashing Thunder. The Autobiography of an American Indian (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983 [1926]).
  • Nancy O. Lurie (ed.), Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder: The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian (U. Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1961).


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