Ahusgawįga (White Wing) Seymour

Ahusgawįga (White Wing) Seymour (aft. 1848 - aft. 1910)

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Ahusgawįga Seymour formerly White Wing
Born after in Long Prairie, Todd, Minnesota Territory, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Thurston, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 21 Feb 2020 | Created 1 Jan 2020
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Ahusgawįga (White Wing) Seymour was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.

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Biography

Birth

White Wing was born about 1848. She consistently told census takers that she was of an age to have been born in 1811, but this is quite impossible, as her son James was born in 1874, when she would have been 63, and her other son Frank was born in 1863 when she would have been 52, unless he was born in 1867, in which case she would have been 56. It is typical older Hocaks to exaggerate their age when they get old, but in the case of women, it can be done to hide the fact that they were married at an early age. James said in 1930 (Federal Census) that his mother had been born in Minnesota. We may deduce that if she was born in or after 1848, she was born among the first of the tribe to land in Long Prairie after being exiled from Iowa.

Marriage

We don't know to whom White Wing was married. In the 1920 census, there is a widow of George Whitewood Seymour who goes by the name "Slow Wing" and who was born in 1848. In the 1900 Federal census, White Wing is listed as the mother of James Seymour and the 1910 Federal census states that she is the mother of Frank Seymour. In 1922 a woman called both "Slow Wing" and "Mrs. George Whitewood Seymour", lived right next door to James, who was also living next to his brother Frank's widow and her family. It might seem that "Slow Wing" is another named for White Wing, especially given that 1848 is the former's birth date. However, both White Wing (living with James) and Slow Wing (living with George Whitewood Seymour), are found as distinct people in the 1910 Federal census. So it seems likely that Slow Wing was a relative of James, and perhaps the sister of White Wings. What is most likely, is that White Wings and Slow Wing were both wives of George Whitewood Seymour. This becomes highly likely when we consider that the first son of George and Slow Wing was Joseph Whitewood Seymour, but Joseph, her only son under that name, is not Kunuga (First Son), but Hagaga, Third Son. (1893 Census) A plausible explanation is that George Whitewood Seymour's three sons were Frank, James, and Joseph, in that order. White Wings never remarried and had no further children after Frank and James.

Residence

The 1900 Federal census shows that White Wing's 26 year old son James was living with her along with an elderly boarder, Good Red Bird Woman, on the reservation at Winnebago, Nebraska.

Death

She passed away sometime after 1911.

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