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Mary Šižąwįga (Commanding One) Mike (1838)

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Mary Šižąwįga Mike formerly Commanding One
Born in Wisconsin Territory, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1855 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 20 Feb 2020
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Mary (Commanding One) Mike was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.




Mary was born in February 1838 in Wisconsin Territory.


The 1905 census gives her clan name as She-zha-win-kah, which is for Šižąwįga, from ši, "to order someone, to command someone, to tell someone to do something"; žą, "one"; -wį, a feminine gender suffix; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. The name means, "Commanding One," but it does not appear to be peculiar to some particular clan, so we cannot tell to what clan she belonged.


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