Ho-Chunk comes from the tribe's name for themselves, Hocak, which means 'Big Voice". They were called Winnebago by their Algonquin neighbors, because they lived near Lake Winnebago. Winnebago means "smelly water" because it has a strong smell of fish on the summer.
Dr. Josephine P. White Eagle was a Ho-Chunk tribal member who was known for her research on language and for working to preserve the Ho-Chunk language for future generations.
"Ho-Chunk Nation :: Dr. Josephine P. White Eagle." Ho-Chunk Nation :: Dr. Josephine P. White Eagle. N.p., 2008. Web. 5 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ho-chunknation.com/?PageId=726>.