According to the 1900 Federal census, Luke was born in August 1867. He is the son of George and Sarah Green.
The censuses record his clan name as MonMonChaNaGeKaRaWaKah. The end of the name, Kah, represents -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. The front part of the name is mąmąče, "a ball-headed warclub, connected with the Thunderbirds." The next syllable, -na, may be the definite article. GeKaRa may be for jikere, "to start, to begin." If Wa represents we, "to go around, travel," the name would mean, "He Begins to Go About with the Ballheaded Warclub." If, however, Wa stands for wą̄, "to shout, to whoop, to call, to call for someone", the name would mean, "He Calls to Begin Going About with the Ballheaded Warclub." This looks like a Thunderbird Clan name, but clearly the Green family belongs to the lower moiety, so it is more likely that it recalls the idea that their ancestor Black Otter was supposed to be a reincarnated Thunderbird.
Luke Green was first married to Anna Smoke, whose Hocąk name was Ną́jijewįga, "She Who Alights on a Tree". (1912 census) She died in 1912. (Obit)
Luke, around 1920, then married Grace W., otherwise known as "Minnie Payer" (b. 1880). (1927 census)
Luke "lived practically all his life in the Dells Dam community". (Obit)
"Burial services for Mr. Green were held at the John Mike home at Dells Dam, the Indian ceremonial being performed." (Obit) The Luke Green buried in Neillsville is the same as this Luke Green, despite the fact that his date of birth is given as 1859 rather than 1867. There is a well known penchant in this culture as well as the white pioneer culture, for old people to exaggerate their age. (Find a Grave)
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