Dora was born about 1874.
Dora's first marriage was with a man whose surname was "Wallace". They had the following children (1905 census):
Her granddaughter Marcia appears to have died in infancy.
Her second husband was Martin Greensnake (Kīmį̄ną́ka). She had the following children:
Wilbur was present in the 1910 census, but missing thereafter, leading to the conclusion that he died in 1910 or 1911. In the 1911 and 1912 censuses, Dora Sr. is described as "des-wf" (deserted wife).
The 1905 census gives her name as Chepinchaywinkah, which has some phonetic ambiguity. In the phonetic orthography of the census takers, che can represent either ce or cī. The former usually means "buffalo, bovine", the latter means, "lodge, house, building; to live". The syllable pin (for pį) is clear: it means, "good, beautiful, etc.". The syllable chay unambiguously represents cē, a word of many meanings: "to alternate, cross, every other; to be selfish, difficult, costly, vicious, wild; revenge; to break, crack, or tear a soft substance; to chop, divide; to increase, overdo; more." The name is probably Cīpįcēwiga, "She Improves a Good Lodge". The remainder of the name is rather pro forma: -wį- is a feminine gender infix, and -ga is a definite article suffix used in personal names.
After 1915, neither Dora nor Martin are mentioned in the censuses, and their children in 1916 and 1917 have been adopted by George Greensnake, a presumed paternal uncle. It seems likely, therefore, that in 1915 or 1916, both Dora and her husband Martin died.
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