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William Greendeer (abt. 1885)

William (Will) Greendeer
Born about in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1915 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 30 Sep 2020
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Will was Ho-Chunk.

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Biography

Birth

William was born about 1885.

Name

His Hocąk name is given as Cha Wak Ja Xi Gah (Hocak Worak), which is for Cawakjaxiga, "Tan Buck", from cāwą́k, buck (< , "deer"; and wąk, "male"); -ja, an auxiliary expressing the standing position; xi, "yellow, the color of plums going into brown, of somebody’s eyes"; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This is a Deer Clan name.

Children

He had the following children with Stella Decorah (1929, 1937 censuses):

Percy (b. 1915 - 7 December 1965)
Alfred (b. 1921) (1929 census)
Lyle Burke (b. 12 July 1922)
Frederick Oliver (b. 7 May 1924)
Oliver (b. 8 May 1927)
Orville Lindly (b. 16 November 1928)
John (26 November 1930 - 4 July 1938)
Mary (Owen) (28 January 1933 - February 1987)
Nina (Cleveland) (2 September 1918 - 17 June 2014)
Linda

Sources

  • 1929 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Page: 35; Line: 1; Agency: Tomah. 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.
  • 1937 Indian census; Roll: M595_573; Page: 40; Line: 1; 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.
  • Hocak Worak, 26 (#18, 17 September 2013): 11.


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