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Luke Green (1867 - abt. 1941)

Luke Green
Born in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 1920 in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jun 2020 | Last significant change: 24 Jun 2020
15:28: Richard Dieterle added George Green (1911-) as child for Luke Green (1867-abt.1941). [Thank Richard for this]
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Luke Green was a Native American and member of the Ho-Chunk tribe.




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 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.


The Luke Green buried in Neillsville is almost certainly 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 and the old pioneer culture, for old people to exaggerate their age. (Find a Grave)


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