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Louisa P. Kikárasįčka (Shaking to Clear Herself) Decorah (abt. 1886)

Louisa P. Kikárasįčka Decorah formerly Shaking to Clear Herself
Born about in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1911 in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Biography

Birth

Louisa was born about 1886.

Name

Her Hočąk name was given in the censuses as KeeKaRaSinchKah, which is for Kikárasįčka, "Shakes Herself Free", which is from kisįč, "to shake off"; -kara-, an infix meaning "one's own"; and -ka, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This is an attested Wolf Clan name that makes reference to how canines shake water off themselves.

Marriage

She was the third co-wife of Henry Decorah along with Mary S. Decorah and Fannie Green Cloud. They were married around 1911, and had a daughter Clara (b. 26 June 1912). (1912 census)

Sources

  • 1910 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 5; Agency: Wittenberg. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1912 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Line: 12; Agency: Tomah Indian School. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.




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