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Osage Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

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Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes.

Hanginihkashina (night people). A subdivision of the Tsishu division of the Osage. Its subdivisions in turn are Haninihkashina and Wasape.

Hangka (leader). One of the three divisions of the Osage, the last to join the tribe, dividing with the Wazhazhe the right or war side of the camp circle.

Hangkaahutun (Hangka having wings). A gens of the Hangka division of the Osage, in two sub-gentes, Husadtawanun and Husadta.

Hangkautadhantsi (Hangka apart from the rest) .A gens on the Hangka side of the Osage tribal circle.

Haninihkashina (night people proper). A subdivision of the Haninihkashina division of the Osage. Dorsey in 15th Rep. B. A. E., 234, 1897.

Huinihkashina {Hu i′niyk‘ǎcin′a, fish people). A division of the Washashewanun gens of the Osage. Dorsey in 15th Rep. B. A. E., 234, 1897.

Husadta (Hüsaja, limbs stretched stiff ). A subgens of the Hangkaahutun gens of the Osage, one of the original fireplaces of the Hangka division. Dorsey in 15th Rep. B. A. E., 234, 1897.

Husadtawanu (Hü′saja Wanŭn′, elder Husadta ). A subgens of the Hangkaahutun gens of the Osage, one of the original fireplaces of the Hangka division. Dorsey in 15th Rep. B. A. E., 234, 1897.

Ingkdhunkashinka (small cat) . A sub-gens of the Wasapetun gens of the Hangka division of the Osage.


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