William Decorah Jr.

William Hųgᵋmįnąka Decorah Jr. (1889 - 1942)

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William Hųgᵋmįnąka Decorah Jr.
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
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Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 15 Apr 2019
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William Decorah Jr. was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.



William was born in 1889. He passed away in 1942.


His Hocąk name was HoonkMeNukKah,which is for Hųgᵋmįnąka, which is from hųk, "chief"; mįną́k, "to sit, he sits, sitting"; and -ka-, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This may be translated as, "Sitting Chief," "Chief who is Seated." Compare the Bear Clan name, Miną́́ka, "He who is Seated." Hųgᵋmįnąka is a Thunderbird Clan name, as the Decoras belonged to that clan, and it is this clan that supplies the Peace Chief for a village.

Military Record

William Decorah served as a private in Co. D, 128th Infantry, 32nd Infantry Division in World War I. (Headstone Applications, Find a Grave) The 32nd Infantry was a Wisconsin unit and saw heavy action in France. (Garland)


He died on 23 Nov 1942 (aged 52–53) and is buried in the Mauston Cemetery, Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin, USA; Row 7 E to W , Lot 55. (Headstone Applications, Find a Grave)


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