Lurie's list of treaty signers (Lurie, Wijǝŋgǝ, 68, #95) gives his name as Wijǝŋgǝ, which is for Wiją́ga; Kinzie's Roll of 1832 gives his name as Wee-jan-kaw, both of which are variants of a more standard form Wičą́ga, from wičą́ ~ wiją́, "goose, wild goose", and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. Since it is a bird name, Wild Goose is almost certainly a member of the Upper Moiety.
In an affidavit sworn on 20 Sept. 1838, "John Vunk, a white man, who being duly sworn according to Law doth say. That he is about 26 years old—That he was married in May 1836 to Heigh-noh, who was a full blood Winnebago woman, being the daughter of Wild Goose and E-pe-ink-ah. That he has a son by his said wife, named john, who is now about twenty months old—That the child is smart & active and now resides with its parents." (Waggoner, 61a)
An affidavit given in 1838 states, “Personally appeared John Pelky, a white man aged 26 years who being duly sworn according to Law, doth depose and say that he resides at the Four Lakes Wis. Ty — and has been in this Country about ten years. That about three years ago he was lawfully married to We-un-kah — an orphan, and full blood Winnebago woman, niece of Wild Goose who was a principle Chief. (Waggoner, 62)
Wild Goose was a signatory of the Treaty of 1832. (Lurie, Wijǝŋgǝ, 68, #95) Later, we find that he received an allotment of $29.50 while living at the Doty Island Village in 1832. (Kinzie, Rolls)
In 1832 when Wild Goose signed the treaty of that year, he was noted as having belonged to the Rock River bands, who had villages along the Rock River mainly in Illinois. However, Kinzie's rolls show him at Four Legs' village on Doty Island on Lake Winnebago in that same year, which shows that he had made a move in 1832 from Illinois to Wisconsin.
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