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Cha-ge-ka-ka Decora (abt. 1766 - 1836)

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Cha-ge-ka-ka "Little Decorah" Decora
Born about in Wisconsin, New Francemap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Lower Barribault [Baraboo] Village, No. 1, Caledonia, Columbia, Wisconsin Territory, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 1 Sep 2019
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Cha-ge-ka-ka Decora was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.


"In 1836, the Indians had the misfortune of losing the best of their chiefs, Scha-chip-ka-ka [Čaxšépsgaga], or De-kau-ry. His death occurred April 20, at the age of ninety, at his village ... He was succeeded by his son, called by the whites Little De-kau-ry, whose Indian name was Cha-ge-ka-ka; and he did not long survive, dying six months after his father. He was succeeded by his brother, Ho-pe-ne-scha-ka [Xopį́nįskága], or White French." (de la Ronde, 355-356)


  • John T. de la Ronde, "Personal Narrative," Wisconsin Historical Collections, 7 (1876): 345-365.

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