Figure 26. Photograph of Chief Moguago. Reprinted from “Chief John Moguago,” ca. 1860.

“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. 10).

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. 10).

Moguago had no children and served as chief from about 1839 to 1863 (Leatherbury, 1977, p. 100; Rodwan & Anewishki, 2009, p. 10).


Chief John Moguago. (1860). [Photograph].

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

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