Myron was born in 1834 somewhere in Wisconsin, which at the time was part of Michigan Territory.
His Hocąk name was given as Xung-man-ni-gah (Find a Grave), which is for Kōxmąnįga, "Walking Noise", an attested Upper Moiety name referring to the noise made by Thunderbirds. The first syllable represented by xung, is actually a metathesis. This name comes from kōx, "noise (including whistles)"; mąnį, "to walk", and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names.
The Hocągara have a joking relationship between themselves and their maternal uncles. Humorous insults and practical jokes are exchanged without anyone being expected to take offense. My Soul Earth used to insist that his uncles call him Šią́gega, "Berdache", the name of the Man in the Moon. When the Moon blesses effete men, they have no choice but to "take up the skirt" and become berdaches. So the word šįą́ge is applied generally to any effeminate man. The joke was that My Soul Earth had gone on the warpath while his uncles had stayed behind, like those who take up the skirt.
1865 Omaha Scout payroll records described him as 5'11", dark complexion, with black eyes and hair. (Find a Grave)
He described his occupation as "hunter". (Find a Grave)
My Soul Earth joined Co. A of the Omaha Scouts on 25 February 1865 and was mustered out on 16 July 1866. (1890 Special Schedules) The Scouts saw action against the Arapaho and Sioux.
He married Mary Black Wolf in 1866 or earlier.
My Soul Earth had the following children with Mary Black Wolf:
|Charles||Wa-oo-nae-hump-kaw||1867||1890, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1899 censuses|
|Sarah||E-me-ah-jis-ki-pin-win-kaw||1876||1890, 1894 censuses|
|Edith||He-nuk-ah-jay-skae-pin-win-kaw||1877||1890, 1896, 1898, 1899 censuses|
|Harriet||Ho-no-kap-nie-kaw||1884||1890, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1899 censuses|
He died in 1896 and is buried in Winnebago Cemetery, Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska. (Find a Grave)
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