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Mark J. Green (1862 - abt. 1920)

Mark J. "Ną̄ǧíga Wą́nihegá" Green
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died about in Grand Rapids Agency, Wood, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jun 2020 | Last significant change: 21 Jun 2020
01:48: Richard Dieterle removed Sarah Jąpcisawįga (Lightning Strikes the Lodge) Green (1855-) as the mother from Mark J. Green (1862-abt.1920). [Thank Richard for this]
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Mark Green was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

Contents

Biography

Birth

Mark was born about 1855. He is the son of Unknown Clear Horn. (Weinhold, 3-4)

Name

Mark was the first member of his line to adopt an Anglo surname. He had been known by his birth order name, Ną̄ǧíga, "Fourth Son." (Weinhold, 3) The 1912 Indian census shows another of his names to have been Wa Ne He Kah, which is for Wą́nihegá, "He who is Hallooing," which is the name of a Thunderbird. (Longtail) Since the Greens are said to have been of the Bear Clan, this name must be a nickname. His lineage is descended from Black Otter, who maintained that he was an incarnated Thunderbird. This may be the origin of Thunderbird names in the Green family.

Warbundle

The famous Black Otter Warbundle was passed down to him and in turn was passed down to his eldest son Abel.

Death

Mark is present for the 1920 census, but in the 1921 census, his wife is classified as a widow.

Sources

  • Alexander Longtail (Sįčserečka), Buffalo Clan, "The Two Brothers, Waloga and Little Ghost," with interlinear translation by James Owen Dorsey, 4800 Dorsey Papers: Winnebago 3.3.2 (Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution, National Anthropological Archives, October and November, 1893) Story V: 1 - 22.
  • Frank Weinhold, "Black Otter's Narrative: Wisconsin Native Recollections Relating to Pre-History of the Lewis-Clark Expedition," 1-27, in The Encyclopedia of Hočąk (Winnebago) Mythology.
  • 1912 Indian Census; Roll: M595_570; Line: 14; Agency: Tomah Indian School. 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.
  • 1920; Roll: M595_168; Page: 23; Line: 16; Agency: Grand Rapids. 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.
  • 1921; Roll: M595_168; Page: 24; Line: 15; Agency: Grand Rapids. 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.


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Mark is 33 degrees from Mary McCauley, 33 degrees from B. W. J. Molier and 28 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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