Ida (Jįskawįga) Winneshiek
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Ida (Jįskawįga) Winneshiek (1890)

Ida Winneshiek formerly Jįskawįga
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 31 Oct 2019
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Ida was Ho-Chunk.




She was born in 1890 almost certainly in Wisconsin.


The 1910 census gives her "Indian name" as GeSkaWinKah, which is for jįskawįga, "Striking White," a Thunderbird name referencing lightning. It is from, "to strike"; ska, "white"; -wį-, a feminine gender infix; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names.

The Wisconsin Historical Society records another of her names as being "Clear Sky" (Kéračóga ?).


  • 1910 census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 1226; Agency: Wittenberg. 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.
  • Wisconsin Historical Society, Charles van Schaick, "Copy Photograph of Clear Sky Winneshiek", Image ID: 61110. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).

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