People of the massive Voice tells the visible background of Ho-Chunk households on the flip of the 20th century and past as depicted during the lens of Black River Falls, Wisconsin studio photographer, Charles Van Schaick. The kin relationships among those that “sat for the photographer” are basically seen in those images—sisters, buddies, households, younger couples—who look and reappear to fill in a chronicle spanning from 1879 to 1942. additionally integrated are candid pictures of Ho-Chunk at the streets of Black River Falls, outdoors family members dwellings, and at powwows. As writer and Ho-Chunk tribal member Amy Lonetree writes, “A major variety of the photographs have been taken quite a few brief years after the darkest, so much devastating interval for the Ho-Chunk. Invasion, ailments, struggle, compelled assimilation, lack of land, and repeated compelled removals from our cherished homelands left the Ho-Chunk humans in a struggle for his or her tradition and their lives.”
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Although those cousins have diversified phrases of tackle, they're thought of to be brothers and sisters. frequently while a Ho-Chunk speaks a few brother or sister, they're truly conversing approximately what a ecu American might think about a cousin. A man’s brother’s teenagers are considered as his little kids and are addressed as Hinik (son) and Hinuk (daughter), whereas his sister’s little ones are known as Cuusge (nephew) and Cuuzak (niece). equally, a girl considers her sister’s youngsters as her personal and addresses them as Hinik and Hinuk, and her brother’s young ones as Cuusge and Cuuzak. Cuusge and Cuuzak also are utilized by older relations and will be translated as grandson and granddaughter. there's a exact dating among a maternal uncle (Teega) and his sister’s youngsters. A Teega is taken into account extra heavily on the topic of his nephews and nieces than to his personal youngsters. A Teega will provide his maternal nephews and nieces no matter what they ask for, and in go back they'll do no matter what he asks. additionally they have what's referred to as a “teasing” or “joking” dating. This reciprocal dating additionally exists among a paternal aunt (Cųųwį) and her nephews and nieces, and among a lady and her brothers-in-law and a guy and his sisters-in-law. those kinship and joking relationships are nonetheless practiced one of the Ho-Chunk. 35 Frank Winneshiek (WaConChaHoNoKah), left, and Henry Winneshiek (WaConChaRooNayKah), ca. 1894. either are donning beaded shirts, belts, and garters. Henry is donning Ho-Chunk moccasins, bandolier luggage, and a bone choker with a shell. characteristically this choker was once worn as armor to guard the throat in the course of conflict. 36 humans of the large voice Frank Winneshiek (WaConChaHoNoKah), left, and Henry Winneshiek (WaConChaRooNayKah), donning a buffalo gown (waį cexjį), ca. 1899. households and kinship 37 Liddy Walkingcloud Winneshiek (KsoonchEMonEWinKah) and her husband, Little (Nady) Winneshiek (NoGinKah), ca. 1895. Little Winneshiek wears a finger-woven sash and eagle feather on his head and George Washington Indian Peace Medals round his neck. 38 humans of the large voice Liddy Walkingcloud Winneshiek (KsoonchEMonEWinKah) and Little (Nady) Winneshiek (NoGinKah), ca. 1895. households and kinship 39 Clockwise from best left: Lucy Long-Wolf Winneshiek (ShunkChunkAWinKah), ca. 1895. From left to correct, Henry Winneshiek (WaConChaRooNayKah), Frank Winneshiek (WaConChaHoNoKah), and Richard (Luther) Winneshiek (MaHeKeeZheeNaKah), ca. 1905. John Blackhawk (NoJumpKah) is seated to the left of Lucy Long-Wolf Winneshiek (ShunkChunkAWinKah), ca. 1904. status left to correct are Henry Winneshiek (WaConChaRooNayKah), Edward Winneshiek (NaZhooMonEKah), and George Lonetree (HoonchXeDaGah). forty humans of the large voice Edward Winneshiek (NaZhooMonEKah), left, donning an extraordinary floral hand-beaded Ho-Chunk blouse and loom-beaded belt, sits subsequent to Annie Lucy Yankee invoice (HaTaHeMonEWinKah). households and kinship forty-one Rachel Funmaker Winneshiek (HockJawKooWinKah), left, is seated subsequent to Fannie Winneshiek (HoChunkEHo NoNeekKah), ca.