Category Archives: Winnebago

Chief Silver Tongue – Oscar Norton

One just never knows what’s going to turn up in the WWI draft registrations.  In the Missouri registrations, there was a very confusing entry.  Indexed by Ancestry under the surname of Tongue, a man is listed as Chief Silver Oscar Tongue … Continue reading

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Tuscarora Identified by Land and Other Transactions – Part 13

The Tuscarora Attempt to Purchase Land Again Between 1818-1831, the Tuscarora in New York were attempting to purchase land.  To do so, it appears that they sold the balance of their land in NC.  The following is found under NC … Continue reading

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Oto Indians

Once again, the Carlisle records provided the name of a tribe I hadn’t seen before, the Oto Indians.  The painting above by Karl Bodmer shows the Missouri, the Oto and the Chief of the Puncas (Ponca) circa 1840-1843. The Otoe, or … Continue reading

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Ethel Green Hair

Working with the Carlisle School records, we certainly discover that if some of the students were forced to be renamed, certainly not all of them were.  A case in point is Ethel Green Hair.  She was a Winnebago Indian from … Continue reading

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