Mark Green
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Mark J. Green (1862 - abt. 1920)

Mark J. "Ną̄ǧíga Wą́nihegá" Green
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about at about age 58 in Grand Rapids Agency, Wood, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Mark was Ho-Chunk.

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Biography

Birth

Mark was born in 1862. He is the son of Clear Horn.[1]

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."[2] The 1912 Indian census shows that another one of his names was Wa Ne He Kah, which is for Wą́nihegá, "He who is Hallooing,"[3] which is the name of a Thunderbird.[4] 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.[5]

Story Telling

Stella Stacy recalls[6] that Ną́ǧí used to tell many stories and often remarked to Stella (when she was 15 years old) how often she was visiting him, although Stella herself regretted that she had not learned still more stories from him. He had passed down stories from very old people whom he had known in his youth.

Death

Mark Green died in 1920.[7]

Sources

Footnotes

  1. Weinhold, 3-4.
  2. Weinhold, 3.
  3. 1912 census; Stella Stacy.
  4. Longtail
  5. Weinhold, 3-4.
  6. Stacy, "The Beginning of the Winnebago."
  7. Weinhold, 2. Mark is present for the 1920 census, but in the 1921 census, his wife is classified as a widow.

Bibliography

  • 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.
  • Stella Stacy, "The Beginning of the Winnebago." Fraenkel, Gerd. Winnebago texts, [1959-07-12]. (Mss.Rec.29); audio:7250; APSdigrec_0951; Recording Number: 02; Program Number: 12. Text given in Winnebago only, with an English introduction by the collector. Copy made by Gerd Fraenkel of an original tape held at the Archives of Languages of the World, Indiana University. This program is the original tape's program 526.10.




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