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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.

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Biography

Name

“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."

Marriage

“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)

Sources

  • 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 This is an unpublished typescript.


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