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

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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 in Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 11 Jan 2020
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Hora-hamįnąka (Riding the Fish) Walking Day was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

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Biography

Birth

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

Marriage

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

Name

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.

Death

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

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