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Pįnįka (Pįnįka) Ho-Chunk (abt. 1806)

Pįnįka (Little Good Woman) Ho-Chunk [uncertain] formerly Pįnįka aka Blackhawk
Born about in Wisconsinmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Little Good Woman was Ho-Chunk.




The name Peneeka is for Pįnįka, which is from , "good"; nįk, "little"; and -ka, a definite article suffix used in personal names. Formally, the proper form of the name should be Pįnįgᵋwįga, where -wį- is a feminine gender infix. The word has on rare occasions, been translated as "beautiful," however the primary meaning of is "good." So the name means, "Little Good Woman." This may not be a clan name, but an honorific.


“Sayokoruspinka and his wife, Peneeka (Beautiful) had:

  • Wanknaroskaka (Man of Distinction) born about 1847, known as James Blackhawk, died in the autumn of 192_. He married Winaneka (Second born) daughter of Chief Winneshiek (Coming Thunder).
  • The daughter of Sayokoruspinka born about 1842 was called Karayjusaipwinka, meaning Blackhawk woman. She married James Mallory.” (Jipson 241)


  • Norton William Jipson, Story of the Winnebagoes (Chicago: The Chicago Historical Society, 1923). This is an unpublished typescript.

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