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Walking Priest (abt. 1852 - 1928)

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Walking Priest
Born about in near White Earth, Minnesota Territory, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half] and [half]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 31 Jan 2020
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Walking Priest was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

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Biography

Birth

Walking Priest was born in 1855 near White Earth in Minnesota Territory. (Jipson, 234) He was the son of Hųgᵋxų́nųga Little Priest.

Names

The name "Walking Priest" would be Hųgᵋmąnįga in Hocąk, but in the one case where a Hocąk name is given for him, he is called, Wank-shick-stock-hi-kaw, which is for Wąkšigᵋstokįga, "He Who Assembles the Men." This name is from wąkšik, "men, people, humans, Indians"; stokį, "to gather, assemble"; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. Since this is not likely a clan name, it is probably an honorific name. Like his father, Walking Priest belonged to the Bear Clan.

Marriages

The 1910 census records that at the time he had had four marriages. His known marriages are:

Big Winnebago Woman, b. 1854 (1896, 1897, 1898 censuses)
Lizzie Blackhawk, b. 1863 (1889, 1900 censuses)
Hinukago (for Hinųkąga), b. 1879, m. 1907 (1910 census)
Emma Blowsnake, (1917 census)

Residence

The 1910 census shows that he owned a farm in the township of Merry in Thurston County, Nebraska.

Death

He passed away on 7 May 1928, probably in Winnebago, Nebraska (1927-28 census), although Jipson says (234) that as of 1921 he had been living in Wisconsin. He is buried at the Winnebago Cemetery, Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska, USA. (Find a Grave)

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