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Unknown Thunderbird (abt. 1750)

Unknown Thunderbird
Born about in Wisconsin, New Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died [date unknown] in Wisconsinmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Jun 2020
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Unknown was Ho-Chunk.

Nothing is known of the father of Thunderbird and his sister (who was married to [Sand]), except that he was a member of the Thunderbird Clan. Late in life, he probably lived in the village at Big Green Lake, since that is where his son resided in 1832.[1]

Research Notes

I searched for Unknown Thunderbird in Family Search and couldn't find anything to support his relationships or existence. Perhaps the surname is incorrect ... I have no idea without better information about this person. — Joan Szymczak

In order to have the system show that Thunderbird was the brother of his unnamed sister (who has a role to play in stories), it was necessary to create a profile for his father, about whom nothing is known save that he was a member of the Thunderbird Clan. Surnames in this tribe appear only relatively recently. — Richard Dieterle


  1. "Winnebago Village List, compiled by John H. Kinzie," Big Green Lake, note 4.
  • Frank Weinhold, "Black Otter's Narrative: Wisconsin Native Recollections Relating to Pre-History of the Lewis-Clark Expedition," 1-27, in The Encyclopedia of Hočąk (Winnebago) Mythology.
  • "Winnebago Village List, compiled by John H. Kinzie," Big Green Lake, note 4, in Richard Dieterle, The Encyclopedia of Hočąk (Winnebago) Mythology.

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