T’ą̄gūhewįga (She Returns by Flying) Whitebear
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T’ą̄gūhewįga (She Returns by Flying) Whitebear (abt. 1868)

T’ą̄gūhewįga Whitebear formerly She Returns by Flying
Born about [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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T’ą̄gūhewįga was Ho-Chunk.




T’ą̄gūhewįga was born about 1868.


The marriage record of Jasper Blowsnake and her daughter Annie Kate Whitebear gives her clan name as Tonguhawinga, which is forT’ą̄gūhewįga, "She Returns by Flying". The name derives from t’ą̄, "to fly"; guhé, "coming back (to where one started from)" (< , "to come back"; he, "to arrive"); -wį-, a feminine gender infix; -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This is an Upper Moiety ("Bird Clan") name.


She was married to, or at least had a child by, Whitebear (Hųjᵋskaga in Hocąk). He would have been a member of the Bear Clan, and specifically, in all likelihood, a member of the White Bear Subclan.


  • Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922; Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Volume: 434 (Muscatine - Wright); Microfilm. Record Group 048. #12079, County of Woodbury, 14 January 1909. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Tom Jones, Michael Schmudlach, Matthew Daniel Mason, Amy Lonetree, and George A. Greendeer, People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942 (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011) 148.

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