The censuses give his clan name as MaKeTaChaKah, or in some instances, MaKeTaChaEKah. Make is almost certainly Mąxi, "Cloud." Tacha is probably for teją, "ocean," giving us the name Mąxitejąga, "Ocean Clouds." The penultimate syllable E in the fuller version of his name probably represents hi, the /h/ being dropped from sandhi. The word hi means "causes," giving us Mąxitejąiga, "Causes Ocean Clouds" as his clan name. This is an Upper Moiety name.
In the censuses taken in the 1930s, he is shown adopting the Anglo surname "Frisk."
The 1920 census gives his wife's name as "Helen M.," with no census found thus far giving her maiden name. Later censuses in the 1930s give her middle initial as "W."
The date of his death is unknown, but he and his wife were still alive in 1937.
Tom Jones, Michael Schmudlach, Matthew Daniel Mason, Amy Lonetree, and George A. Greendeer, People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942 (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011).
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