Nancy (Waneekchakawinkah) Brown
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Nancy (Waneekchakawinkah) Brown (abt. 1826 - abt. 1913)

Nancy Brown formerly Waneekchakawinkah aka Goodvillage
Born about in Wisconsin, Michigan Territory, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Oct 2020
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Nancy was Ho-Chunk.

Contents

Biography

Birth

Nancy was born about 1826 in Wisconsin, which was then part of Michigan Territory.

Name

The censuses give her Hocąk name as WaNeekChaKaWinKah, with the exception of 1905 which has WaNeekChawKaWinKah. This may be for Wanįkcągᵋwįga, "Great Bird", from wanį́k, "bird"; cąk, "real, big, great"; -wį-, a feminine gender infix; -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This is an Upper Moiety name.

Since "grandmother was the oldest daughter in her family" (Lurie 2) her birth order name would have been Hīnū́gā.

Residence

In the mid-1870s, the family was removed to Nebraska. "Grandother had relatives in Nebraska. ... In Nebraska she saw her sisters, the second and third daughters. They were very eager to see their relatives." (Lurie 2)

Death

She is present in the 1912 census, but absent in the 1913 census, which implies that she died in 1912 or 1913.

Sources

  • 1905 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 5. 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.
  • 1910 Federal Census of Manchester, Jackson, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1713; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0084; FHL microfilm: 1375726. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.
  • 1910 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 6; 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.
  • 1911 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Line: 16; Agency: Tomah Indian Ind'l 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.
  • 1912 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Line: 13; 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.
  • 1913 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Line: 10; 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.
  • Nancy O. Lurie (ed.), Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder: The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1961).


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