His Hocąk name was HeMonEKah, which is for Himąnįga, "Walking Tooth," a reference to the lightning stone possessed by the Thunderbirds, the patrons of his clan. It is from hi, "tooth"; mąnį́, "to walk"; -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names.
He died on 2 Sept. 1985 (aged 83), and is buried at the Decorah Prairie Cemetery Galesville, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, USA. (Find a Grave)
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