no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Aksigaxųnųnįka (Waukon) Saunders (abt. 1840 - 1913)

Aksigaxųnųnįka Saunders formerly Waukon aka Oc-see-ah-ho-no-nien-kaw
Born about [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] (to 1913) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2019
This page has been accessed 47 times.
Aksigaxųnųnįka (Waukon) Saunders was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

Contents

Biography

Name

Oc-see-ah-ho-no-nien-kaw is a fairly close rendering of the birth order name Aksiga-xųnų-nįk-ka. Aksigaxųnųga is the name given to the fifth born girl (Gatchet), so by analogy to male naming conventions in birth order names, Aksigaxųnųnįka would be the name of the sixth born girl. The suffix -xųnų means, "young"; and -nįk means, "little."

Lineage

Hexom, quotes his informant Charles H. Saunders: "Wakun-ha-ga had one son named 'Ma-he-ska-ga, or White Cloud;' he is buried here on this reservation [Nebraska]. This man was known around Prairie du Chien and Lansing as John Waukon (there is a Charley Waukon who is now living at Lansing, la., but he is no relation to the Waukon Decorah family). John Waukon has one daughter, Mrs. Henry Big Fire, and two sons, Henry Smith ('Hunting Man') and John Smith ('Che-wy-scha-ka') still living. John Waukon was my father-in-law; my wife's name, by birth and number of female children, was Oc-see-ah-ho-no-nien-kaw. She died February 21, 1913." (Hexom, 28-29)

Sources

  • Albert Samuel Gatschet, "Hotcank hit’e," in Linguistic and Ethnological Material on the Winnebago, Manuscript 1989-a (Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives, 1889, 1890-1891). Informants: Michael and Reuben David St. Cyr.
  • Charles Philip Hexom, Indian History of Winneshiek County (Decorah, Iowa: A. K. Bailey and Son, Inc., 1913).


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Is Aksigaxųnųnįka your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of Aksigaxųnųnįka's ancestors' DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Comments

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

W  >  Waukon  |  S  >  Saunders  >  Aksigaxųnųnįka (Waukon) Saunders

Categories: Ho-Chunk