Ho-Chunk


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Ho-Chunk

 (hō′chŭngk′)
n. pl. Ho-Chunk or Ho-Chunks
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the Green Bay area of Wisconsin, with present-day populations in Wisconsin and Nebraska.
2. The Siouan language of the Ho-Chunk. In both senses also called Winnebago.

[Ho-Chunk ho·čągra, the Ho-Chunk people (usually interpreted as meaning people of the great voice or people of the big fish, in reference to the large sturgeon found in their original territory ) : ho, voice or ho, fish + čąk, big.]
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The explanation for such a radical stance is articulated by Lorelei DeCora Means (Ho-Chunk), whom Jaimes and Halsey quote as stating:
And in Winnibago, or Ho-Chunk country, do as we do.
Lake County officials likely to give skull, arrowhead to Ho-Chunk Nation
A third group of voices speak from Creek, Ojibwe, Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Oneida, and Chippewa traditions.
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Perhaps we need to rename our reservations, our towns, our tribes (as the Ho-Chunk Nation has done) and then rename the languages, archeological sites, and mountains and rivers.
Ho-Chunk sculptor and curator of contemporary art at NMAI Truman T.