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Ben Mąxiskaga Decorah (1893 - 1976)

Ben Mąxiskaga Decorah
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Died at age 82 in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Oct 2019
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Ben was Ho-Chunk.




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


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.

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)


  • 1910 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 9; Agency: Wittenberg. 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.
  • Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 10 November 2020), memorial page for PVT Ben Decorah (5 Sep 1893–29 Apr 1976), Find a Grave Memorial ID: 202961530, citing Decorah Cemetery, Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by kmapp (contributor 46799577).

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