Jasper was born about 1869. He is the son of Charles Wąwąracąkega Blowsnake and Lucy Nąwazógᵋwįga Goodvillage. (Iowa Marriage)
His Hocąk name was given as WauRooChawJayKah (1905 census), which is for Warujáxega, "Comes Making a Noise", or "Crashing Thunder", an attested name in the Thunderbird Clan. (Crashing Thunder) The /j/ is an attempt to render /x/, the palatal /k/. Warujáxega is from wa-, "(to) them"; rujáx, "to make a loud flash (lightning), to make the sound of thunder, to make the sound of thunder or lightning, to make the sound of lightning hitting something"; he, "to arrive"; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. So the name means more literally, "Arrives Crashing Thunder at Them".
In 1905, he was married to Jane (b. 1880), and had a three year old daughter named "Florence". Jane either died or separated before the beginning of 1909.
His marriage to Kate Whitebear on 14 January 1909 in Iowa was this third marriage. (Iowa Marriages) In the 1910 census (and thereafter), his wife is Annie W. This is apparently the name under which Kate chose to go, the /W/ standing for "Whitebear". They had a son John (b. 13 October 1913). (1914 census)
Jasper, in his youth, had been admitted to the Medicine Rite, all of which – the procedures, the timing, the speeches of each participant – he had committed to memory and reproduced for Radin's book. (Road)
In addition to Medicine Rite material, he contributed numerous stories found in several books and notebooks of Paul Radin (Dieterle):
He appears to have died sometime in 1915 or 1916. His brother Sam revealed that he had been murdered, but no details were given. (CT 134)
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