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Nancy Decorah (1899)

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Nancy Decorah
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 24 Oct 2019
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Nancy Decorah was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

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Biography

Name

Her Hocąk name was ChePoCheWinKah, which is unattested, but may be for Čibočéwiga, "She Blows Off a Piece of the Lodge," from či, "lodge"; bočé, "to blow off a piece"; -wį-, a feminine gender infix; -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This name appropriate to Thunderbirds, the clan to which she belonged.

Birth

Nancy was born in 1899. She is the daughter of William Decorah and Carrie ....

Sources

  • 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. 1910; Roll: M595_671; Line: 9; Agency: Wittenberg.


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