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William Phineus 'Bill' Winneshiek


Bill Winneshiek

Date of Birth: December 24, 1892, Iowa

Date of Death: September 15, 1949, Wilmington, Delaware (57 years old)


Information gathered from State of Delaware Death Certificate

Suffered severe burns in a house fire in Minquadale, Delaware. and died in a hospital

in Wilmington. He was a chief of the Winnebago tribe, a lecturer, writer, chemist

and a musician who was the leader of a 16-piece all-Indian band.

His last name is sometimes misspelled as 'Winneshick'.

To read more about Bill Winneshiek to to this link: (NahiSonwahika)



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