Warúxewįga was born about 1842 in Iowa Territory. (1900 Fed. census)
The 1898 census gives her name as Waruhaewinkaw, which is an attempt to phonetically render the name Warúxewįga, "She Chases Them Off," a Wolf Clan personal name. (Foster, Dorsey) This is from wa-, a prefix meaning, "it, them"; rúxe, "to chase"; -wį-, a feminine gender infix; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names.
In the censuses, she always goes exclusively by the name "Mrs. Asa Coleman".
She appears to have had no children. However, in the 1886 census, Little Eagle is listed as a step-son.
The last census in which she is recorded was 1907, so she probably died in that year or in 1908.
Alice Cunningham Fletcher Papers - Winnebago Allotment Record Book, Box 4B, 1887-89, pg. 179.
Thomas Foster, Foster's Indian Record and Historical Data (Washington, D. C.: 1876-1877) vol. 1, #2: p. 4, coll. 3-4 ("abandon" - "beckon"); vol. 1, #3: p. 4, coll. 2-4 ("bed" - "chafe"). Foster, vol. 1, #1, p. 1, col. 4, ssvv Wahódjera, hodj, rahatch, Réxatcíra. Foster, vol. 1, #2, p. 2, col. 2, witcân´, páni (Algonquian loan), Wanína, Wanihí.
Rev. James Owen Dorsey, "Winnebago Gentes, including Personal Names Belonging to each Gens" (National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution: T.D., 1878-79?), cat. #4800 Dorsey Papers, Winnebago (319).
1886 Indian census; Roll: M595_311; Page: 21; Line: 10; Agency: Winnebago. 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.
1898 Indian census; Roll: M595_312; Page: 13; Line: 6; Agency: Omaha & Winnebago. 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.
1900 Federal Census for Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0187; Description: Winnebago Precinct; FHL microfilm: 1240941. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
1907 Indian census; Roll: M595_663; Line: 21; Agency: Winnebago. 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.
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However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
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