History of the Winneshiek's:
Chief's Ben and Mike Winneshiek

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In 1986 Benjamin W. Winneshiek became Chief. Benjamin W. Winneshiek was the son of William and Ruth (Red Cloud) Winneshiek. Benjamin W. Winneshiek died May 1998. Benjamin W. Winneshiek married the former Imogene Swallow on March 8, 1952. The couple first lived at Dells Dam until moving to rural Black River Falls in 1964. Imogene died on April 27, 1998, eight days prior to her husband Ben's death.


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Ho-Chunk Newspaper, Hocak Worak's
Hocak Code Talker Article:

Benjamin W. Winneshiek was one of
several Ho-Chunk Nation Code Talkers.






Code Talker Chief Benjamin W. Winneshiek



Code Talker Chief Benjamin W. Winneshiek


Code Talker Chief Benjamin W. Winneshiek


Code Talker Chief Benjamin W. Winneshiek

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Taking the place of Benjamin W. Winneshiek, as Chief, was Mike Winneshiek.
Mike Winneshiek passed away on Saturday May 6, 2000.



Chief Mike Winneshiek


Chief Chief Mike Winneshiek with Red Cloud's


Chief Chief Mike Winneshiek with Red Cloud's



The photographs below depict
Chief Mike Winneshiek dancing with the
Chak-hah-chee Youth Dancers
from Nekoosa (June 1998).

Chief Mike Winneshiek

Chief Mike Winneshiek

Chief Mike Winneshiek


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