Emma (Sine) Blowsnake
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Emma (Sine) Blowsnake (abt. 1893)

Emma Blowsnake formerly Sine
Born about in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 16 Sep 1907 in Thurston, Nebraska, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 19 Oct 2020
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Emma was Ho-Chunk.

Contents

Biography

Birth

Emma was born about 1893. She is the daughter of Jim Sine and Ellen Homįnąka.

Name

The censuses give her Hocąk name as MahCooWinKah, which is for Mą́kŏwįga, "Making a Nest for a Resting Place", a personal name in the Bear Clan for the Fourth Daughter. (McKern)

Marriage and Children

On 16 September 1907, Emma married Sam (Carley) Blowsnake in Thurston County, Nebraska. (Mar. Rec.) They had the following children:

Florence (b. 10 Dec 1912)
Blanch (b. 1920)
Jasper (b. 25 Apr 1921)
Michael (b. 1923)
Stella May (b. 20 July 1926)

Florence appears to have died before 1917.

Residence

1940 — Emma, Sam, Stella and two relatives were living in Brooklyn, New York. (1940 census)

Sources

  • 1905 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 4. 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.
  • 1914 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Line: 13; Agency: Tomah Ind 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.
  • W. C. McKern, The McKern Papers on Hočąk Ethnography, General Index, page 18.
  • Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908; Library and Archives of the Nebraska State Historical Society; Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • 1929 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Page: 8; Line: 5; Agency: Tomah. 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.
  • 1933 Indian census; Roll: M595_571; Page: 8; Line: 1; 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.
  • 1940 Federal Census for New York, Kings, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02568; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 24-864 (NEW YORK CITY, BROOKLYN BOROUGH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 8 (TRACT 71 - PART)). United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.


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