Chief Nenaa'angebi

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Chief Nenaa'angebi

Also Known As: "Chief Beautifying Bird or Dressing Bird (Nay-naw-ong-gay-be", "Na-naw-ong-ga-be or Ne-na-nang-eb (Nenaa'angebi in the Fiero orthography)", "Nay-na-ong-gay-bee"
Birthdate: (61)
Death: 1855 (57-65)
Place of Burial: Near the high hill, Prairie Farm, WI
Immediate Family:

Son of Chief Ozaawindib "Yellow Head"
Husband of Niigi'o (recorded as "Niguio")
Father of "Chingway" Maggie White; Waabikwe D. Thayer; Aazhawigiizhigokwe Charlotte Dingley; "Poskin" Mary Goose Tainter; "Minotagas" and 2 others
Brother of Chief Shagobay/Shák'pí "Ozaawindib" Twin brother of Chief Nenaa'angebi

Occupation: Prairie Rice Lake Band, Lake Superior Chippewa leader
Managed by: Susan Angeline Schumacher Lostetter
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About Chief Nenaa'angebi

Chief Beautifying Bird or Dressing Bird (Nay-naw-ong-gay-be, Na-naw-ong-ga-be or Ne-na-nang-eb (Nenaa'angebi in the Fiero orthography), meaning "[Bird that] Fixes-up Its Wing-feathers"), (1794–1855) was a principal chief of the Prairie Rice Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewas, originally located near Rice Lake, Wisconsin. He served as the principal chief about the middle of the 19th century. He was noted chiefly as an orator, and as the father of Ah-shah-way-gee-she-go-qua, the so-called "Chippewa Princess".

Nay-naw-ong-gay-be is described as having been of "less than medium height and size," and as having "intelligent features."

“ My father, I was here last year, when the treaty was made, and I swallowed the words of the treaty down my throat, and they have not yet had time to blister on my breast. ”

— Nay-naw-ong-gay-be, late summer of 1855, in reference to Treaty of La Pointe

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Chief Nenaa'angebi's Timeline

May 1825
Age 31
Wisconsin, United States
Age 39
Poskin, Barron, WI, United States
Age 46
Age 54
Rice Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, United States
Age 61