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Mągíksųčka Keramąnį (abt. 1778 - 1881)

Mągíksųčka Keramąnį
Born about in Wisconsin, Native Americamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at about age 103 in near Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek, Iowa, United Statesmap
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The senior Keramąnįga had a son who carried on the same surname Keramąnį, who was "of excellent character, and migrated with his tribe to Iowa." (3, W. H. C., 287.)

"Upon this expedition through the woods, I met several chiefs of considerable note. Kayrahmaunee was one of the most important of them all. He was a large, fine-looking man, with a Roman nose and large features. He was quite above the average in the matter of intelligence. At that time he must have been between seventy and eighty years of age. He died in 1881, near Dexterville [sic], on the Yellow river, in Iowa. His camping place after he returned to Wisconsin was at the head of the Kickapoo river. He and his family cultivated a piece of land there, and were in reasonably prosperous circumstances. He was certainly much respected in the tribe, and exercised considerable power among his people. While styled Kayrahmaunee by the whites, because of his relationship to the old Caramaunee (Walking Turtle), who was beside Tecumseh when the latter fell at the battle of the Thames, the Indian name of this Kickapoo river chief was Maukeektshunxka [Mągíksųčka] (Shaking of the Earth)." (12, W. H. C., 408.)

Noted for his sagacity, de la Ronde (350) referred to him as the "Counsellor of the Baraboo."

It is said "Kerrymaunee" had one descendant living at Steven's Point in 1887. (13, W. H. C., 460.)


In 1832, Mągíksųčka (phonetically rendered as Mau-kick-sotsh-kaw) lived at the Middle Barribault [Baraboo] Village, No. 2. He lived in a lodge there with his wife and five children. Their share of the treaty annuities was $25.91. In this same village lived another man of the same surname, Keramąnį, a relative of the same lineage. (Kinzie, Rolls) "Here, near the junction of Mound and Water streets (Baraboo), Mr. (W. H.) Canfield's city plat shows a group of effigies, all evidently intended to represent mammals. They are now entirely effaced. Mr. Canfield states that when he arrived in Baraboo in 1842, a pole flying a flag made of skins was still standing to mark the location of the council house. The Indians had a village around the council house and the rapids of the Baraboo river which are close by." (5, W. A., 254.)


  • Publius V. Lawson, "The Winnebago Tribe," Wisconsin Archeologist, 6, #3 (July, 1907) 78-162 [151-152.]
  • Augustin Grignon, "Seventy-two Years' Recollections of Wisconsin," Wisconsin Historical Collections, 3 (1857): 197-295.
  • Moses Paquette, "The Wisconsin Winnebagoes," Wisconsin Historical Collections, 12 (1892): 399-433.
  • "Narrative of Spoon Decorah," Wisconsin Historical Collections, 13 (1895): 448-462.
  • John T. de la Ronde, "Personal Narrative," Wisconsin Historical Collections, 7 (1876) 345-365.
  • "Winnebago Village List, compiled by John H. Kinzie," in Richard Dieterle, The Encyclopedia of Hočąk (Winnebago) Mythology. Stable URL:'sReceiptRoll1829-1832.html#anchor10021733
  • [5 WA 254:] A. B. Stout, "Summary of the Archaeology of Eastern Sauk County," Wisconsin Archaeologist, 5, #2 (April, 1906) 230-288 [254].

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