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Mąčopaga Grizzly Bear Head (abt. 1735)

Mąčopaga Grizzly Bear Head aka Ma-sho-pa-ka
Born about in Koshkonong Village, Wisconsinmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Wisconsinmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Sep 2019
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Mąčopaga was Ho-Chunk.


"[Ely Rashdall] also says that White Breast's father was called Kee-zuntshga [Kizų́čka], meaning soft-shelled turtle, and his grandfather was called Ma-sho-pa-ka [Mąčopaga], meaning grizzly bear head. Both lived at Koshkonong ..." (Jipson, Villages, 227; Story, 234-235) Obviously, "Grizzly Bear Head" is a Bear Clan name, which is in keeping with his grandson, White Breast, being a member of this clan.


  • Dr. Norton William Jipson, "Winnebago Villages and Chieftain of the Lower Rock River Region," The Wisconsin Archeologist, 2, #3 (July, 1923): 125-139.
  • Norton William Jipson, Story of the Winnebagoes (Chicago: The Chicago Historical Society, 1923). This is an unpublished typescript.

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