Ho-Chunk woman, Ida Lizzie Decorra Blowsnake (Real Wampum Woman), (WooRooShiekESkaeWinKah)wearing traditional woman's regalia (hinukwaje) made from brightly painted fabric. Solid-color cloth was usually used to make Ho-Chunk women's dresses.
Ho-Chunk comes from the word Hochungra, meaning "People of the Big Voice" or "People of the Sacred Language." Mother and Daughter - C 1891 - HoWaChoNeWinKahb holds her daughter WaRoSheSepEWinKah - Photo Charles Van Chaick - Black River Falls, WI
Circa 1890 - Three young Ho-Chunk women, from left to right, Grace Decorra Twocrow Winneshiek Massey (MauHeHutTaWinKah), Florence Littlesoldier Wallace Thunder (MauKonNeeWinKah) and Alice Standstraight Blowsnake Littlewolf (HeChoWinKah).
The man on the left, John Stacy (ChoNeKayHunKah), is wrapped with a blanket around his shoulders. The man on the right, Henry Greencrow (CooNooZeeKah), has his hand on a chair. Both men are wearing traditional Ho-Chunk moccasins.
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