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Term: Decorah family

Definition: Ho-Chunk Indian Family. GLORY OF THE MORNING, chieftess and progenitress of the Decorah family. She was a sister of a principal chief of those Ho-Chunk whose village was on Doty Island where the cities of Neenah and Menasha now stand. About 1730 she became the wife of a young French trader, Sabrevoir De Carrie. Some years later De Carrie rejoined the French army, taking their daughter with him, and was mortally wounded at Quebec in 1760. The two sons, Spoon Decorah and the Buzzard, remained with their mother. Glory of the Morning became a chieftess and ruled her tribe for many years. In 1766 she entertained Captain Jonathan Carver at her island village. The dates of her birth and death are not known. SPOON DECORAH (ca.1730-ca.1816), Ho-Chunk chief. The eldest son of Glory of the Morning, he aided the British in the War of 1812. It was chiefly through his influence that the Treaty of 1816 was brought about. He died at the portage of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers. OLD DECORAH (ca.1746--Apr. 20, 1836), Ho-Chunk chief. He was the eldest son of Spoon Decorah. About 1793 he led his tribe from Lake Puckaway in Green Lake County and founded a village above the Fox-Wisconsin portage. In the War of 1812 he campaigned with the British in Ohio and at the Battle of the Thames, and in 1825 signed the treaty at Prairie du Chien on behalf of the Ho-Chunk. ONE-EYED DECORAH (ca.1772-Aug., 1864), Ho-Chunk chief. He was the son of the Buzzard. About 1787 he succeeded his father as chief of the La Crosse band of the Ho-Chunk; his village was on the Black River in Trempealeau County. During the War of 1812 he campaigned with the British in the Wisconsin area. In the Black Hawk War he aided the Americans, and at the end of the war he captured the Sauk chief and delivered him to the forces at Prairie du Chien. WAUKON DECORAH (ca.1780-1868), Ho-Chunk chief. The youngest son of the Buzzard, he was the orator of the Ho-Chunk, whose village was about 60 miles above Prairie du Chien, on the Mississippi. He aided the whites during the Black Hawk War but, in accordance with successive treaty provisions, he and his tribe moved to northeastern Iowa and later to Long Prairie, Minn. After 1855 he lived in Blue Earth County, Minn. Two Iowa cities, Decorah and Waukon, bear his name. F. W. Hodge, ed., Handbook of Amer. Indians (2 vols., Washington, 1907-1910); Wis. Archeologist, o.s., 6; P. V. Lawson, et al., eds., Hist. of Winnebago Co. (2 vols., Chicago, 1908); C. Cole, I Am Man (Iowa City, 1938); Coils. State Hist. Soc. Wis., 3 (1857), 7 (1876); Madison Democrat, Feb. 21, 1912; M. M. Quaife, Wis. (4 vols., Chicago, 1924).

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

94 records found

Atkinson, Henry, 1782-1842
Bad Axe River, Crawford Co.
Bad Axe, Battle of
Battle of Bad Axe (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Battle of Wisconsin Heights (Historic Marker Erect
Beloit [brief history]
Black Hawk 1767 - 1838
Black Hawk at Turtle Village (Historic Marker Erec
Black Hawk War (1832)
Black Hawk War (Historic Marker Erected 1968)
Black Hawk War Encampment "Burnt Village" (Histori
Black Hawk War Encampment (Historic Marker Erected
Black Hawk [origin of place name]
Black Hawk, Sauk Co.
Blackhawk Island, Jefferson Co.
Blue Mounds (geology)
Brigham Park (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Brigham, Ebenezer 1789 - 1861
Bunyan, Paul
Caspar Partridge case, 1850-1855
Clark, Satterlee [Jr.?] 1816 - 1881
Clermont, Alexis 1808 - 1898
Crelie, Joseph 1773 - 1866
Davis, Jefferson (in Wisconsin)
Decorah family
Decorah Peak (Historic Marker Erected 1958)
Decorah, One-Eyed, 1772?-1864, Ho-Chunk chief
Dodge's Grove and Fort Union (Historic Marker Erec
Dodge, Henry 1782 - 1867
Dodgeville [brief history]
Drummond's Island
Dunn [origin of place name]
Dunn, Charles 1799 - 1872
Fennimore [origin of place name]
Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833.
Fort Atkinson [brief history]
Fort Atkinson [origin of place name]
Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co.
Fort Blue Mounds
Fort Defiance (Historic Marker Erected 1995)
Fort Hamilton
Fort Koshkonong (Historic Marker Erected 1966)
Fox Wars (ca. 1710-1740)
Gratiot, Henry 1789 - 1836
Grignon, Charles Augustin, 1808 - 1862
Grignon, Pierre Sr. 1740 - 1795
Hamilton, William Stephen 1797 - 1850
Helena, Iowa Co.
Indian Lake Passage (Historic Marker Erected 1997)
Keokuk, Sauk chief, 1780?-1848.
Lincoln, Abraham (in Wisconsin)
Meeker, Moses 1790 - 1865
Military River Crossing (Historic Marker Erected 1
Monfort [origin of place name]
Neopope, Sauk warrior, dates unverified
Niedecker, Lorine (1903-1970)(Historic Marker Erec
Niedecker, Lorine, 1903-1970
Ocooch Mountains (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Oshkosh, Menominee chief, 1795 - 1858
Paquette, Pierre 1799? - 1836
Parkinson, Daniel Morgan 1790 - 1868
Pecatonica River, Green Co. [origin of place name]
Pheasant Branch Encampment (Historic Marker Erecte
Pope-Roberts, Sondy 1950
Potosi [origin of place name]
Presidential Visits to Madison
Prophet, The (Winnebago)
Robson, Judith Biros
Rountree, John Hawkins 1805 - 1890
Route of Abraham Lincoln, 1832 and 1859 (Historic
Sauk and Fox Treaty of 1804 (St. Louis)
Schooff, Dan 1971
Soldiers Grove Origins (Historic Marker Erected 19
Souligny, Menominee leader, 1785-1864
Spotted Arm (Broken Arm), Ho-Chunk chief
Stambaugh, Samuel C.
Storrs Lake, Milton (Historic Marker Erected 1976)
Street, Joseph Montfort 1780 - 1840
The Pursuit West (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
The Smoker, Ho-Chunk chief
The U.S. Military at Turtle Village (Historic Mark
Third Lake Passage (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
Tragedy of War (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Trail Discovery (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Treaty of 1832 (Fort Armstrong)
Troop Encampment (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Victory, Vernon Co.
Western Escape (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
White Crow, Ho-Chunk chief
Whittlesey, Charles 1808 - 1886
Winnebago Indians (Historic Marker Erected 1973)
Yankees in Wisconsin

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