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Ben Mąxiskaga Decorah (1893 - 1976)

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




His Hocąk name was MaHisSkaKah which is for Mąxiskaga, "White Cloud," which is from mąxi, "cloud"; ska, "white"; and -ga-, a definite article suffix used in personal names.


Ben was born on 5 September 1893. He is the son of William Decorah and Carrie ....

Military Service

He was a private in the Army during World War I.


He died on 29 April 1976 (aged 82), and was buried in the Decorah Cemetery, Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA. (Find a Grave)


  • 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.
  • Find a Grave, Memorial ID: 202961530.

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