Monįga Hunts the Earth was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.
“Dougherty, who being duly sworn according to Law doth depose and say, that in the year 1831, he was married to Mary, a half blood Winnebago, who was the daughter of Kenoko, who was a full blooded Winnebago woman, and sister to the principle Chief — his said wife Mary being the Grand daughter of Mo-na-ka, who is known at Washington as the 'Winnebago General'.” (Waggoner, 18a)
“[Whirling Thunder's] daughter married John Dougherty an Indian trader Dougherty’s affidavit made in 1836 stated that she was the daughter of a Winnebago woman named Kenoko and the granddaughter of a Winnebago chieftain known in Washington as the Winnebago General.” (Jipson, 236)
Linda M. Waggoner (ed.), “Neither White Men Nor Indians: Affidavits from the Winnebago Mixed-blood Claim Commissions, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, 1838-1839” (Roseville, Minnesota: Park Genealogical Books, 2002). Extracted from Territorial Papers of the United States, Wisconsin, 1836-1848. M236. “Special Files of the Office of Indian Affairs,” 1836-46. “Special File 161” (Roll 41). “Special File 190” (Roll 42). National Archives, Washington D.C., Documents on Microfilm, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75).
Norton William Jipson, Story of the Winnebagoes (Chicago: The Chicago Historical Society, 1923). This is an unpublished typescript.