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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]

112 records found

Anderson, Wendell Abraham 1840 - 1929
Arnold, Alexander Ahab 1833 - 1915
Bailey, Col. Joseph (1826-1867)
Bashford, Coles 1816 - 1878
Bean, Jacob Linsley 1809 - 1855
Bice, Raymond C. 1896
Boardman, Maj. Frederick A. (1832-1863)
Bosshard, Otto 1876 - 1943
Brayton, Aaron Martin 1872 - 1949
Brunson, Alfred 1793 - 1882
Burns, Timothy 1820 - 1853
Byers, Mark Rhea 1892 - 1950
Cameron, Angus 1826 - 1897
Candrian, Adolph 1850 - 1929
Cargill, William Wallace 1844 - 1909
Cary, John Watson 1817 - 1895
Catholics in Wisconsin
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wis
Clements, Sylvester G. 1936
Coburn, Frank Potter 1858 - 1932
Cole, Harry Ellsworth 1861 - 1928
Colman, Charles Lane 1826 - 1901
Cowie, Robert Somerville 1873 - 1951
Crocker, Hans 1815 - 1889
Czechs in Wisconsin
Czerwinski, Joseph C. 1944
Davidson, William Fuson ["Commodore"] 1825 - 1887
Decorah family
Devitt, James C. 1929
Dutch in Wisconsin
Edwards, Benjamin Eugene 1845 - 1916
Episcopals in Wisconsin
Esch, John Jacob 1861 - 1941
Faville, John 1847 - 1927
Feingold, Russell D. 1953
Freehoff, William Adolph 1889 - 1950
Freethinkers in Wisconsin
Gale, George 1816 - 1868
Gard, John 1963
Gibson, Lawrence R. 1912
Greider, Gerald A. 1923
Griswold, Harry Wilbur 1886 - 1939
Hadley, Jackson 1815 - 1867
Hastings, Samuel Dexter 1816 - 1903
Heileman, Gottlieb 1824 - 1878
Heiss, Michael 1818 - 1890
Hirshheimer, Albert 1840 - 1924
Hixon, Gideon Cooley 1826 - 1892
Huebsch, Michael D. 1964
Jeskewitz, Suzanne 1942
Jews in Wisconsin
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1833 - 1919
Kellman, Norris J. 1898
Kellogg, Col. John A. (1828 - 1883)
Kilbourn, Byron 1801 - 1870
Kind, Ron 1963
Kneeland, Moses 1809 - 1864
Knowlton, James H. 1813 - 1879
Knutson, Milo G. 1918
Kohl, Herbert H. 1935
Larsen, [Peter) Laur[Entius] 1833 - 1915
Legler, Henry Eduard 1861 - 1917
Leibham, Joseph K. 1969
Levy, John Meyer 1820 - 1910
Litscher, Leroy "Pete" 1939
Low Cloud, Charles Round 1872 - 1949
Lucey, Patrick J. 1918
Maxon, Densmore William 1820 - 1887
Mcgavick, Alexander Joseph 1863 - 1948
Medinger, John Donald 1948
Merkt, John L. 1946
Merrill, Sherburn Sanborn 1818 - 1885
Meyer, Mark 1963
Miller, Andrew Galbraith 1801 - 1874
Mitchell, Alexander 1817 - 1887
Mittness, Lewis T. 1929
Mulder, Leland E. 1925
Musser, Terry M. 1947
Myrick, Nathan 1822 - 1903
Nicholson, Isaac Lea 1884 - 1906
Nuttelman, Norbert 1911
Oestreicher, John C. 1936 - 2011
Offner, Paul 1942
Peck, George Wilbur 1840 - 1916
Peterson, James D.H. 1894
Pomeroy, Marcus Mills ["Brick"] 1833 - 1896
Powell, David Franklin ["White Beaver"] 1847 - 190
Price, William Thompson 1824 - 1886
Quackenbush, Robert L. 1923
Roberts, Virgil 1922
Rude, Brian D. 1955
Sanasarian, Harout O. 1944
Sanford, Albert Hart 1866 - 1956
Schneider, Marlin D. 1942
Schwebach, James 1847 - 1921
Shilling, Jennifer 1969
Stoddard, Thomas Benton 1800 - 1876
Strong, Moses Mccure 1810 - 1894
Taylor, Horace Adolphus 1837 - 1910
Thompson, George 1918
Trane, Reuben Nicholas 1886 - 1954
Ulrich, John 1828 - 1894
Underheim, Gregg 1950
Universalists in Wisconsin
Usher, Ellis Baker 1852 - 1931
Van Meter, Abraham Chenoweth ["Abe C."] 1842 - 189
Walker, George H. 1811 - 1866
Wartinbee, D. Russell 1903
Washburn, Gov. Cadwallader Colden (1818-1882)
Wells, Daniel Jr. 1808 - 1902
Withrow, Gardner R. 1892
Woodward, Gilbert Motier 1835 - 1914

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