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Cecowįga Green Buffalo Woman (abt. 1859)

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Born about in Minnesota, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 11 Dec 2019
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Cecowįga Green Buffalo Woman was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

Biography

Cecowįga was born about 1859. She is the daughter of Michel St. Cyr and Aksigaxųnųnįka White Elk.

Name

In Hocąk, the name "Green Buffalo Woman" would be Cecowįga, from ce, "buffalo"; co, "the color spanning the spectrum from green though blue";-wį-, a feminine gender suffix; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. Given the meaning of co, the name could also mean, "Blue Buffalo Woman." It looks as if it were a Buffalo Clan name, but since in mythology, buffaloes represent stars, it may refer to a star that is bright enough to be seen in the blue sky.

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