History of the Winneshiek's:
NaHiSonWaHiKah William P. Winneshiek



NaHiSonWaHiKah
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My grandfather (Choka), NaHiSonWaHiKah
(William Phineus Winneshiek)


NaHiSonWaHiKah Carlisle Admission
Index Card dated June 28, 1911
17 years old.

NaHiSonWaHiKah (William P. Winneshiek)
Carlisle Indian School Records

I LOVE the reprimand for stealing a bee hive.
Go Choka! Ha, ha. See the reprimand below:








NaHiSonWaHiKah (William P. Winneshiek)
with Carlisle Indian School Football Team of 1914.
Photographer: Gustave Hensel
Photo courtesy of Cumberland County
Historical Society, Carlisle, PA.
Reproduction of photo is forbidden without
written permission of the Society.


NaHiSonWaHiKah (William P. Winneshiek)
1914 Carlisle Indian School Football Team


Pop Warner
Carlisle Indian School Football Coach


NaHiSonWaHiKah (William P. Winneshiek)
Graduation Diploma from Carlisle Indian School



Photo courtesy of Cumberland County
Historical Society, Carlisle, PA.
Reproduction of photo is forbidden
without written permission of the Society.


NaHiSonWaHiKah is standing in the back row in front of
the 2nd column going left to right, holding his trombone.




THE OORANG INDIANS.THE WORLD'S ONLY ALL INDIAN NFL TEAM

The Oorang Indian Team Official Stationary






NaHiSonWaHiKah
William Phineus Winneshiek
depicted in the photograph
above titled NahiSonwahika.
Photograph obtained from the
National Football League Hall of Fame.


Jim Thorpe and NaHiSonWaHiKah
are depicted in the photograph above titled
Oorang Indians (photograph obtained from the
NFL Hall of Fame). The Oorang Indians were the only
NFL team with an "all-Indian" roster.
NaHiSonWaHiKah played with the Oorang Indians
in 1922. Jim Thorpe is standing
in the back row, fifth from the left. NaHiSonWaHiKah
is sitting in the front row, third from the right.



Not sure of the year on this photo



The Oorang Indian Team Clubhouse



READ GOING TO THE DOGS.
This is a great article. It goes into the
Oorang Football Life, and personal lives.
By Bob Braunwart, Bob Carroll & Joe Horrigan
The Coffin Corner Volume III, 1981.


Read "The NFL's Oorang Indians"



Read "Recalling the colorful Oorang Indians"
Nov 14, 2015 By Tom Archdeacon, columnist









Oorang Indian Team Players "playing Indian"
during their half-time show.
The team owner, Walter Lingo, had the
first half-time show in the NFL. Previously the
half time was marching bands.
One of the Oorang Team Players fought a bear.



Coaching Career begins


In addition to playing with the NFL, NaHiSonWaHiKah (William P. Winneshiek) was an Assistant Football Coach at Lebanon Valley College and a professional musician in Chief Winneshiek's All Indian Band.




I found several articles stating
Choka was going to the South Pole, but could not
confirm it based on the actual Crew List.

I found several articles stating
Choka was going to the South Pole, but could not
confirm it based on the actual Crew List.






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