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Caxšebišjaxojᵋwįga (Gray Eagle-Eye) Decora (abt. 1807 - aft. 1887)

Caxšebišjaxojᵋwįga [uncertain] Decora formerly Gray Eagle-Eye
Born about in Wisconsinmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died after after about age 80 in Wisconsinmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Sep 2019
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Caxšebišjaxojᵋwįga was Ho-Chunk.



"[Spoon] was then 'living with his aged squaw,' whose name, it is said, was Gray Eagle-eye. 'His progeny, reaching to the fourth generation, were clustered about the patriarchal lodge in family wigwams.'" (Hexom, 35)


Her name is hard to reconstruct in Hocak because there is more than one name for an eagle. The name Caxšebišjaxojᵋwįga would be translated as "Gray Eagle-Eye Woman."


“Black Wolf was the uncle of Gray Eagle’s Eye, my present squaw; Dandy was her cousin …” (Narrative, 451-452)


  • Charles Philip Hexom, Indian History of Winneshiek County (Decorah, Iowa: A. K. Bailey and Son, Inc., 1913).
  • Spoon Decorah, "The Narrative of Spoon Decorah," in an Interview with Reuben Gold Thwaites, Wisconsin Historical Collections, XIII (1895): 448-462.

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