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Xopį́nįskága Decora (abt. 1769)

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Xopį́nįskága "White French" Decora aka Waxopį́nįskága, Wau-ho-pee-nee-skaw-skaw, Ho-pe-ne-scha-ka
Born about in Wisconsin, New Francemap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Xopį́nįskága Decora was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

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Biography

Residence

In 1832 he was living in his father's village, Lower Barribault [Baraboo] Village, No. 1 (43.528053, -89.572360), near Portage in Columbia County. He was living with two adult women and 8 children. His annuity was $40.56. (Kinzie, Census)

Life

"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)

In a famous incident, Mą́zᵋmąnį́ga shot the interpreter Pauquette. "Lieutenant Hooe refused to go into the lodge to take the Indian; the chief, White French, went and brought him out, then they took him across in a scow; the body of Pauquette being also taken over." (de la Ronde, 358)

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Xopį́nįskága is 17 degrees from Greg Clarke, 18 degrees from George Hull and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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