James was born 15 Jun 1881 (Draft Card), the son of Jim and Pet Whitepine. (1905 census)
The censuses give his Hocąk clan name as MonQuaCheeNeeKah (1910), which is probably for Mą̄kų̄hącinįka (sounding rather like Mą̄kwącinįka), "Little Lodge Below the Earth", from mą̄, "earth, ground"; kų̄hą́ , "under, underneath, from below"; ci, "lodge, home, dwelling; to live"; nįk, "little, small"; and -ka, a definite article suffix used in personal names. This is a Lower (Earth) Moiety name.
He was of medium height, a stout body, with black hair and brown eyes. (Draft Card)
He was married to Mountain Wolf Woman (Stella Blowsnake) around 1903, and had the following children together (1913 census):
They separated in 1906 or 1907 when his wife married Badsoldier Stacy.
Later, he married Ella (Ellen) Whitebear (Draft Card), with whom he had,
He was a farmer on his own land. (Draft Card)
He died of apoplexy at Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin, on 27 September 1930. He was buried at the Indian Church Cemetery at the First Lutheran Church, Wittenburg, Wisconsin. (1930-31 census, Church Records)
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