Quapah Convergences with the Common Winnebago-Chiwere Clan System


Quapah (Hodge) Quapah (Dorsey) Quapah (Fletcher & La Flesche) Common Winnebago-Chiwere Comments
Thunders (Wakanta) Wakánʇă Wakóⁿta Thunderbird Thunderbirds are called Wakąja in Hočąk.
Eagle (Xidh) Qid¢   Eagle
Hawk or Owl
Crane (Petang) Pétaⁿ Pétoⁿ Among the Hočągara, Crane has owls for brothers.
Small Bird (Wajingka) Wajíñʞa Wažíⁿga Pigeon The Missouria have a Small Bird Clan that is cognate to the Pigeon Clan.
Black Bear (Wasa) Wasá Wása Black Bear
Grizzly Bear (Mantu) Maⁿtú Moⁿčú The Hočągara have a Blue Bear Subclan, Blue Bear being the chief of the grizzlies (mąčo).
Panther (Tangdhangtanka) Taⁿd¢áⁿ (táñʞa)  
Dog (Cangke) Cañʞé   Wolf
Buffalo (Te) Te Te Buffalo
Reddish Yellow Buffalo (Tuxe) Tuqé  
Elk (Anpan) Óⁿphŭⁿ Óⁿpoⁿ Elk
Deer (Nanpanta) Náⁿpaⁿta Náⁿpaⁿta The Hočągara have a Deer Clan.
Beaver (Jawa) Jawé   Beaver The Hočągara had a Beaver Subclan of the Waterspirit Clan.
Turtle (Ke) Ke Ke The Hočągara had either a Turtle Subclan (of the Waterspirit Clan?) or a Turtle band.
Snake (Wesa) Wés‘ă   Snake
Fish (Hu) Hu Hu The Hočągara have a Fish Clan.
Upper World (Maxe)     The Hočągara have an Upper Moiety.
Sun (Mi)
Star (Mikax) Mikáq‘e Miháke
Ancestral (Hangka) Háñʞa  
Nikiata     Untranslated from the Quapah.
Tizhu [Gentle Sky]     Untranslated from the Quapah. Presumably cognate to Osage Tsi-zhu, "Gentle Sky."

Cf. | Winnebago-Chiwere Clan System | Quapah Clan System | Osage and Hočąk Clans Compared | Omaha and Hočąk Clans Compared |


Sources

Frederick Webb Hodge, Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico: N-Z, Volume 30 of Bulletin of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, vol 30 (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1910) s.v. "Quapaw," 2:335b-336a.

James Owen Dorsey, "The Social Organization of the Siouan Tribes," The Journal of American Folk-Lore, 4, #14 (Jul. - Sep., 1891) and #15 (Oct. - Dec., 1891): 257-266, 331-342 [332]. "The following names of Kwapa gentes were obtained chiefly from Alphonsus Valliere, a full Kwapa, who assisted the author when in Washington, from December, 1890, to March, 1891."

Alice C. Fletcher and Francis La Flesche, The Omaha Tribe, 2 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press: 1992 [1911]) 1:68.