Wathena (chief)

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Wathena (pronounced Wah-The-Nah) was a Native American chief of the Kickapoo tribe. His name translates as "Sun Shining on Moose Horns."

Native Americans in the United States Indigenous peoples of the United States (except Hawaii)

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States, except Hawaii. There are over 500 federally recognized tribes within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian reservations. The term "American Indian" excludes Native Hawaiians and some Alaska Natives, while Native Americans are American Indians, plus Alaska Natives of all ethnicities. Native Hawaiians are not counted as Native Americans by the US Census, instead being included in the Census grouping of "Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander".

A tribal chief is the leader of a tribal society or chiefdom.

Kickapoo people Native American tribe based in the United States and Mexico

The Kickapoo People are an Algonquian-speaking Native American and Indigenous Mexican tribe. Anishinaabeg say the name "Kickapoo" means "Stands here and there," which may have referred to the tribe's migratory patterns. The name can also mean "wanderer". This interpretation is contested and generally believed to be a folk etymology.

He lived on land which is now the site of the city of Wathena in Doniphan County, Kansas.

Wathena, Kansas City in Kansas, United States

Wathena is a city in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States, located about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Saint Joseph, Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,364.

Doniphan County, Kansas County in the United States

Doniphan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 7,945. Its county seat is Troy, and its most populous city is Wathena.

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United States Navy Naval warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces

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Cargo ship ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials onboard from one port to another

A cargo ship or freighter ship is a merchant ship that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world's seas and oceans each year, handling the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Today, they are almost always built by welded steel, and with some exceptions generally have a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years before being scrapped.

The first USS Wathena (ID-3884) was a United States Navy cargo ship in commission in 1919.

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