Winnebago Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

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.

Caromanie (walking turtle). An un identified Winnebago gens. McKenney and Hall, Ind. Tribes, i, 315; n, 289, 1854.
Zuñi Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

Chaikikarachada (those who call themselves the deer). A Winnebago gens.

Cheikikarachada (they call themselves after a buffalo) . A Winnebago gens.

Chonakera. The Black Bear gens of the Winnebago.

Hichakhshepara (eagle). A subgens of the Waninkikikarachada, the Bird gens of the Winnebago.

Huwanikikarachada (those who call themselves after the elk). A Winnebago gens.


Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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