MANDERSON – Mia Rose Tail “Wicahpi Luta Win” (Red Star Woman), 16, made her journey to the Spirit World on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, near her home in Manderson.
Mia Rose Tail was born on December 11, 2000 in Denver, Colo. to Robert Raymond Tail and Vanessa Cody Swallow.
Mia is survived by mother, Vanessa (Alfred) Swallow of Porcupine; father, Robert Tail of Manderson; sisters, Cody Tail and Mia’s twin sister, Mara Tail both of Manderson, Zintkala Ska Alexis Swallow of Porcupine; brothers, Eeon Swallow and Alfred Swallow, Jr. both of Porcupine, and AJ Rowland of Manderson; special friend, Allen Mesteth of Manderson; hunka mother, Rosie Lipp of Manderson; maternal grandparents, David and Nyla (Helper) Swallow of Porcupine, Donna Helper & Family of Red Shirt Table, Bridget Helper & Family of Denver, Colo., Leo Swallow & Family of Fort Collins, Colo., Timothy Swallow & Family of Boston, Mass., Victor Two Crow & Family of Kyle and Marvin Helper of Coffeeville, Kan.; paternal grandparents, Donna Tail of Manderson, Austin Healy of Hayes, Mont.; great grandmothers, Mildred “Paper Doll” Alkire, Rita White Plume, Alta White Plume, Ramona White Plume, Alex White Plume, Carlos Romero Sr., Roxanna Garibaldi, Juanita Shoptease, Antonia White Plume, and Jerry Weasel all of Manderson, Carla and Carlene Crazy Thunder of Burley, ID, and Eli Tail of Porcupine; uncles, Quentin Two Crow & family and Steven Swallow
& family, both of Porcupine, Ulysses Two Crow & Family of Pine Ridge, David Swallow III & family of Kyle and Casey Swallow & family of Cheyenne, Wyo., Skye Tail of Boston, Mass., and Carlos Romero Jr., & Timothy Little Dog of Manderson; aunts, Ione Swallow & Family, Esther Swallow & family, and Loraine Swallow & family all of Rapid City, Nicole White Plume, Staci Little Dog, and Ashley Romero all of Manderson and Amanda Romero of Denver, Colo.; all her Sundance family, and numerous cousins & friends.
Mia was preceded in death by her grandparents, Andre Johnson, Tawapaha Luta White Butterfly, Marlin White Plume, Jared White Plume, Wyoma White Plume; great grandparents, Everette Poor Thunder, and Noah Helper; great-great grandparents, Dorothy Afraid of Hawk, Mary Mexican, Charlie Mexican, Douglas White, Evelyn Poor Thunder, Viola Center, Annie Chief Eagle, Judson Two Crow, Vellance and Percy White Plume, Sr., and Blutch Woman Dress; uncles, Iziah Helper and Michael Helper; and aunts, Asia Rose Two Crow and Deziree Martinez
Two night wake services were held April 11, 2017 at the Porcupine School in Porcupine. The second night at the Henry Weasel Tiospaye in Manderson. Funeral Services were held at the Henry Weasel Tiospaye in Manderson. Traditional Lakota Services were held by Mr. Gerald Ice and Mr. George Jumping Eagle. Burial Services were held at the Henry Weasel Tiospaye in Manderson.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge,