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Hišjasuxiga (Ho-Chunk) Winneshiek (abt. 1815)

Hišjasuxiga Winneshiek formerly Ho-Chunk
Born about in Wisconsinmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1835 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 9 Oct 2019 | Last significant change: 19 Feb 2021
21:31: Jillaine Smith edited the data for Hišjasuxiga (Ho-Chunk) Winneshiek (abt.1815-). (Merged Winneshiek-6 into Ho-Chunk-13: WT uses tribe name as LNAB for pre-surname individuals) [Thank Jillaine for this]
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Hišjasuxiga (Ho-Chunk) Winneshiek was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.




“Coming Thunder had four wives, the principal one being called He-sja-soo-ke-ga or Light Eyes." (Jipson, 222) Hišjasukega may be analyzed as Hišjasu-ke-ga. Hišjasu, is "eye," from hišja, "face," and su, "seed." The terminal -ga is a definite article suffix used in personal names. The element -ke- and possible variants, is unattested in the sense offered by Jipson, meaning "light". The /k/ of the syllable ke may represent the palatal /k/ represented in standard orthography by /x/. Gatschet records the word , meaning, "yellow, the color of plums going into brown, of somebody’s eyes." Otherwise, the word xi usually means "mist, fog, smoke."


“Coming Thunder had four wives, the principal one being called He-sja-soo-ke-ga or Light Eyes. He had several children; among them Little Winneshiek, John Winneshiek, Mrs. James Hall, Mrs. Bearheart, Mrs. Greyeagle and Mrs. James Blackhawk (mother of John Blackhawk).” (Jipson, 222)


  • Albert Samuel Gatschet, "Hotcank hit’e," in Linguistic and Ethnological Material on the Winnebago, Manuscript 1989-a (Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives, 1889, 1890-1891). Informants: Michael and Reuben David St. Cyr.
  • Norton William Jipson, Story of the Winnebagoes (Chicago: The Chicago Historical Society, 1923). This is an unpublished typescript.

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