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Lou Wakąjahajapįwįga Hažiga (Ho-Chunk) Smoke (abt. 1869 - aft. 1940)

Lou Wakąjahajapįwįga Hažiga "Beautiful Thunderbird That Sees Something" Smoke formerly Ho-Chunk
Born about in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Wisconsin, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 1 Oct 2020
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Lou was Ho-Chunk.

Contents

Biography

Birth

Lou was born about 1869 in Wisconsin. (1910 census)

Name

Her Thunderbird Clan name was given as WaConChaHaJaPinWinKah, which is for Wakąjahajapįwįga, "Beautiful Thunderbird That Sees Something" (1911 census), from Wakąjá, "Thunderbird"; hajá, "to see (something)"; , "good, fine, nice, beautiful"; -wį-, a feminine gender infix; -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This makes reference to the idea that Thunderbirds shoot lightning by blinking their eyes.

In the 1910 census, her Hocak name was given as HaZheKah, which is for Hažiga, "Mature", from haži, "ripe, mature"; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. (1910 census) This is not a clan name, but appears to be an honorific appellation.

Education

Although her husband Charley could speak English, she was unacquainted with the tongue. (1910 census)

Residence

1940 — prior to this year, she had been living with her husband on their farm in LaGrange, Wisconsin. However, in 1940 she was living with her son James in Wyeville, Monroe County, Wisconsin. (census)

Death

Since she appears in the 1940 census, she died some time after that date.

Sources

  • 1910 Federal Census for La Grange, Monroe, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1729; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0132; FHL microfilm: 1375742. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1911 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Line: 15; Agency: Tomah Indian Ind'l 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.
  • 1920 Federal Census for La Grange, Monroe, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2007; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 129. Description: La Grange town excluding Tomah City. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 Indian census; Roll: M595_571; Page: 80; Line: 12; 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.
  • 1940 Federal Census Place: Wyeville, Monroe, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04505; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 41-22. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.


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