Figure 26. Photograph of Chief Moguago, ca. 1860. Reprinted from “Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi: A People in Progress,” by J. Rodwan & V. Anewishki, 2009, p. 1.

“Young John” Moguago, son of “Old” Moguago and grandson of Mogoagon, emerged as the head chief of the band upon the death of Sau-au-quett (Leatherbury, 1977, p. 100; Rodwan & Anewishki, 2009, p. 21).

His birth date is unknown, but it was thought to be close to 1795 (Rodwan & Anewishki, 2009, p. 10).  Moguago was given the Christian name of “John,” also at an unknown point in time (Rodwan & Anewishki, 2009, p. 21).

Moguago had no children and served as chief from about 1839 to 1863 (Leatherbury, 1977, p. 100; Rodwan & Anewishki, 2009, p. 21).

References:

Leatherbury, J. (1977). A History of Events Culminating in the Removal of the Nottawa-Sippe Band of Potawatomi Indians.

Rodwan, J., & Anewishki, V. (2009). Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi: A People in Progress. Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Environmental Department.