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Hora-hamįnąka (Riding the Fish) Walking Day (1848 - bef. 1906)

Hora-hamįnąka "Ho-ra-hau-me-nuk-kaw" Walking Day formerly Riding the Fish
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] (to before 1906) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died before before age 58 in Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 11 Jan 2020
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Hora-hamįnąka was Ho-Chunk.




The 1900 census records that she was born in 1848, in Wisconsin, the same year that it had become a state.


The 1900 census shows that she was married to a younger man, born in 1852, named "Walking Day," probably of the Bear Clan.


She had the Hocąk name, Ho-ra-hau-me-nuk-kaw, which is for Hora-hamįnąka, "Riding the Fish(es)," probably a Fish Clan name, although raptorial birds can be thought of as "riding" fish when they swoop down and seize them by their backs. This is from ho, "fish"; -ra, a kind of definite article suffix which is also used to form the plural (so that hora can mean "the fish", or "the fishes", or just "fishes"); hamįnąk, "to ride" (< ha- a superessive applicative: "a grammatical element of the verb unknown in English ... mostly translated as 'on something' or 'over something'" (Helmbrecht-Lehmann); and mįną́k, "to sit"); and -ka, a definite article suffix used in personal names. The name is best expressed hyphenated, since normally aha resolves by sandhi to ā, which would yield the form Horāmįnąka.


She does not appear in the 1906 census, which shows her husband Walking Day living alone.


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