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Warúxewįga (Waruhaewinkaw) Coleman (abt. 1842 - aft. 1889)

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Warúxewįga "Waruhaewinkaw, Chasing Wolf" Coleman formerly Waruhaewinkaw
Born about in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Died after in Nebraska, United Statesmap
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Warúxewįga (Waruhaewinkaw) Coleman was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

Biography

Waruhaewinkaw was born about 1842. She passed away after 1889.

Name

Waruhaewinkaw 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. Also known as Mrs. Asa Coleman.

Sources

  • 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).


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