Cepaga Buffalohead
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Cepaga Buffalohead (abt. 1863 - 1914)

Cepaga Buffalohead
Born about in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married after 1905 (to 1914) in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Nov 2020
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Cepaga was Ho-Chunk.

Contents

Biography

Birth

Cepaga was born about 1863. (1912 census)

Name

In the censuses, his Hocąk name is given as ChaPaKah, which is for Cepaga, "Buffalo Head," which is from ce, "buffalo"; pa, "head"; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This is a Buffalo Clan name.

Marriage

His marriage with Mary Snowball Decorah was made in late middle age. They appear to have had no children together.

Death

He passed away in 9 July 1914. (WHS)

Sources

  • 1905 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 4. 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.
  • 1912 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Line: 15; 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.
  • WHS — Charles van Schaick, "Studio Portrait of Ho-Chunk Couple", Wisconsin Historical Society, Image ID: 60610.


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