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(1) United States Federal Census 1860 – Attica Village, Wyoming County dated July 28, 1860. Her father’s name has also been spelled as Ga-Ne-Gan. It is uncertain what name Carrie A. Mohawk was given at birth. The 1860 United States Federal Census for Attica, NY indicates the one year old was named Cora. However, Carrie A. Mohawk is used on several censuses and her first marriage documents so that is the name this article will use, along with her stage name of Gowongo, sometimes spelled Go Won Go. Other names used by those who wrote about her include Caroline and Carolina. For Carolina see “Local ‘Indian Princess’ made international splash,” The Daily Star (Oneonta, NY) Sep. 8, 2007. Online auctions of Gowongo Mohawk ephemera often use Caroline, for example see Cowan’s Auctions: The Midwest’s Most Trusted Auction House (ironically not much of the narrative they use is correct) accessed July 24, 2015, http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?ItemId=112439 . New York State Census 1865 – Town of Greene, Chenango County lists her as Carrie. Cuyahoga County, OH, Marriage Records and Indexes, 1876-1900, p. 190, Ancestry.com accessed November 14, 2015, http://interactive.ancestry.ca/1876/32365_
(2) Otis, Melissa. “From Iroquoia to Broadway: The Careers of Carrie A. Mohawk and Esther Deer”. Carleton University, 2017.Page 4.
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(4) “An Indian Play Prevented,” The Pittsburg Dispatch (Pittsburgh, PA)
October 2, 1889, 4. “The Indian Actress Prostrated,” The Morning Call (Paterson, NJ) October 3, 1889
(5) “Standard Museum,” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) Feb. 26, 1889, 4.
(6) Program, The Indian Mail Carrier, Go-Won-Go Mohawk folder, New York Public Library of Performing Arts [NYPL/PA], May 27, year unk.
(7) “Star – The Flaming Arrow,” with cast members listed, Lincoln J. Carter Clippings folder, dated Dec. 29, 1900, NYPL/PA; The New York….(cut off).
(8) Dewitt Bell, “Go-Wan-Go Mohawk; Intermezzo Two-Step” – written in honor of Go-Won-Go Mohawk, 1910, By Dewitt Bell, 1910. Played by Peg Ross from Greene, NY
(9) Hall, Douglas E. (2005). Edgewater. Edgewater Cultural & Historical Committee. Charleston SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 119.