Settled in permanent villages of dome-shaped wickiups (wigwams), the Ho – Chunk cultivated corn (maize), squash, beans, and tobacco. They also participated in communal bison hunts on the prairies to the southwest. Ha-zah-zoch-kah (Branching Horns), a Winnebago Indian.
The Ho – Chunk — formerly called the Winnebago — are members of a Siouan-speaking tribe who were established in Wisconsin at the time of French contact in the 1630s. The oral traditions of the tribe, particularly the Thunderbird clan, state that the Ho – Chunk originated at the Red Banks on Green Bay.
Their native name is Ho – Chunk (or Hoocạk), which has been variously translated as “sacred voice” or “People of the Big Voice,” meaning mother tongue, as in they originated the Siouan language family. They usually refer to themselves as Hoocąk-waaziija-hači meaning “sacred voice people of the Pines”.
Where do the Ho – chunks live? The Hochunks are original residents of the Great Lakes area, particularly Wisconsin and Illinois. Many Hochunk people still live in Wisconsin today. Others were forced to move westward by the US government, and most of their descendents live in Nebraska today.
That’s because there are no craps tables at Ho – Chunk. Servers at Ho – Chunk circulate around the casino with free drinks, as in Vegas, but unlike Vegas, the free drinks are soft.
Travel back and forth between Wisconsin and Nebraska Ho – Chunks was common, and a number of Wisconsin Ho – Chunk living in Nebraska converted to the Peyote Religion (also called the Native American Church). In 1908, they brought this religion to Wisconsin.
The Ho-Chunk language ( Hoocąk, Hocąk ), also known as Winnebago, is the traditional language of the Ho-Chunk (or Winnebago ) nation of Native Americans in the United States. The language is part of the Siouan language family, and is closely related to the languages of the Iowa, Missouri, and Oto.
By this reasoning, Mesconsing / Ouisconsin / Wisconsin meant, “Red Stone River.” Glossaries of Algonquian languages, including Ojibwe and Sauk, confirm that these syllables had the same meanings 300 years ago as they do today.
Name(s) of Tribe: Chippewa, also known as Ojibwe or Anishinabe. ( Ojibwe and Chippewa are actually even the same word, just pronounced differently with accent).
The Teton, also referred to as the Western Sioux, spoke Lakota and had seven divisions—the Sihasapa, or Blackfoot; Brulé (Upper and Lower); Hunkpapa; Miniconjou; Oglala; Sans Arcs; and Oohenonpa, or Two-Kettle.
The Menominee (/məˈnɑːməˌni/; also spelled Menomini, derived from the Ojibwe language word for “Wild Rice People”; known as Mamaceqtaw, “the people”, in the Menominee language) are a federally recognized nation of Native Americans, with a 353.894 sq mi (916.581 km2) reservation in Wisconsin.
The Menominee, Ojibwe (Chippewa ), Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago ) peoples are among the original inhabitants of Wisconsin. American Indian people are heterogeneous and their histories differ based on tribal affiliation. These groups have tribal councils, or governments, which provide leadership to the tribe.
The seat of government for the Menominee Tribe is located approximately 45 miles northwest of Green Bay, Wisconsin, on the Menominee Indian Reservation, in the Village of Keshena.
Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Established in 1994 in Winnebago, Nebraska with one employee, Ho-Chunk, Inc. has grown to over 1,000 employees.
1a: a Siouan people in eastern Wisconsin south of Green Bay. b: a member of such people. 2: the language of the Winnebago people.