Hųwąskaga (Ho-Chunk) White Elk
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Hųwąskaga (Ho-Chunk) White Elk (abt. 1805)

Hųwąskaga White Elk formerly Ho-Chunk
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Hųwąskaga was Ho-Chunk.




Hųwąskaga was born about 1805.


"White Elk" is an attested Elk Clan name. In Hocąk it is Hųwąskaga, from hųwą, "elk"; ska, "white"; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. However, Lurie says of this name, "Clan uncertain, may be Elk or Deer, but Thunder Clan includes some elk names." (Lurie, 68, #97)

Treaty Signatory

A person named "White Elk" signed the Treaty of 1832. (Lurie, 68, #97)


  • Linda M. Waggoner, “Starring Red Wing!: The Incredible Career of Lilian M. St. Cyr, the First Native American Film Star (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019) 17.
  • Nancy Oestreich Lurie, "A Check List of Treaty Signers by Clan Affiliation," Journal of the Wisconsin Indians Research Institute, 2, #1 (June, 1966): 50-73.


Thank you, Richard Dieterle, for the research and creation of this profile; see Richard's contributions to this profile prior to its rename.

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