Born Carolina Mohawk on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in Western New York, at a young age Go-Won-Go moved with her family to Greene, NY. By all accounts, she was a terrific athlete and sportswoman who possessed masterful horsemanship skills. Go-won-go gained fame across the country while performing in the western shows of Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok. In addition, Go-Won-Go was also one of the first Native American actresses to perform on the American stage.
‘Uniquely New York’ is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photos Courtesy of:
Chenango County Historical Society
Greene Historical Society
Library of Congress