Her name in several censuses was given as MaKaKah. This may be for the attested name, Mąkaxka, "Dirt, Earth", a name in the Bear and Waterspirit Clans. It might also be for Mąkaga, "Medicine." It's unusual in lacking the feminine gender infix, -wį- (> Mąkaǧᵋwįga, Mąkawįga). She chose not to give her children clan names, nor are they referred to in the censuses by birth order names.
In the 1927 census, just beneath her name is written "(Minnie Payer)", which following standard practice, would mean that her real name had been "Minnie Payer."
Marriages and Children
She was originally married to Frank Sam Decorah, who disappears after the 1915 census. Around 1916, she took up with someone named "Thunderchief," and had one child by him. Grace became the second wife of Luke Green. In the 1919 census he was listed as a widower, but in the 1922 census his son Milford Jacob Green was two years old, implying that they were married in 1920. She had the following children: