Myron Earth
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Myron Earth (abt. 1834 - 1896)

Myron Earth aka Soul, My Soul Earth
Born about in Wisconsin, Michigan Territory, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 9 Dec 2020
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Myron was Ho-Chunk.

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Biography

Birth

Myron was born in 1834 somewhere in Wisconsin, which at the time was part of Michigan Territory.

Names

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.

Appearance

1865 Omaha Scout payroll records described him as 5'11", dark complexion, with black eyes and hair. (Find a Grave)

Occupation

He described his occupation as "hunter". (Find a Grave)

Military Service

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.

Marriage

He married Mary Black Wolf in 1866 or earlier.

Children

My Soul Earth had the following children with Mary Black Wolf:

Name Hocąk Name Birth Source
Charles Wa-oo-nae-hump-kaw 1867 1890, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1899 censuses
Fannie Cho-ha-win-kaw 1871 1890 census
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

Death

He died in 1896 and is buried in Winnebago Cemetery, Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska. (Find a Grave)

Sources

  • Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M123, 118 rolls); Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Myron Earth, alias, My Soul Earth, Page 13, House # 133.
  • 1890 Indian census; Roll: M595_311; Page: 17; Line: 5; Agency: Winnebago. 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.
  • 1894 Indian census; Roll: M595_312; Page: 12; Line: 18; Agency: Omaha And Winnebago. 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.
  • 1896 Indian census; Roll: M595_312; Page: 13; Line: 8; Agency: Omaha And Winnebago. 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 22 December 2020), memorial page for PVT Myron Soul (1834–1896), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66585097, citing Winnebago Cemetery, Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by kmapp (contributor 46799577) .


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