Iowa Territory, United States
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Moses St. Cyr was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.
Moses was born in 1844. He was the first son of
Michel St. Cyr and his new co-wife Mink Woman.
His Hocąk name was
Wakiskaga, "White Gorget." (Honoring) This is from wakís, "shell gorget"; ska, "white"; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names.
The 1870 Federal Census shows that he was a farmer on a plot of land next to that of his father, Michel (Mitchel) St. Cyr.
Moses served in the Civil War. (Honoring)
Long Prairie, Wahnahta County, Minnesota Territorial Census, . Minnesota Historical Society, 1977. Microfilm. Reels 1-47 and 107-164. Minnesota. Minnesota Territorial Census Schedules, 1849-1855. St. Paul, MN, USA: Minnesota Historical Society, 2000.
1 Sept. 1850, Family #13 , McPherson, Blue Earth, Minnesota; Roll: T132_1; Page: 462; National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls; Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
1870 Federal Census Linda M. Waggoner, “Starring Red Wing!: The Incredible Career of Lilian M. St. Cyr, the First Native American Film Star (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019).
"Honoring Our Warriors, Civil War Veterans, #5," Winnebago Indian News, vol. 38, #29 (Saturday, November 13, 2010): page 4.
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