Watehica - That Which You Hold Dear...

by Eya Mani



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/9/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781553697725
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781412249317

About the Book


"WATEHICA..." is a book about life and death, a book of feelings and emotions...it is a book of wisdom shared by the elders of the author's youth. Some stories are very old...some are new...but all have insight into the Lakota soul...an insight that is not shown or shared by any writers...by any standards.

Eya Mani will take you to the heights of your imagination. You will feel his pain and sorrow as he says goodbye to a nephew slain in the streets of Minneapolis by gang members...and you will laugh with him as he shares the humor of the Lakota people.

You will learn many things unanswered before by any author...like the naming of persons and the songs of honor sung at pow wows and ceremonies, and you will learn the true meaning of love...and you will be kidnapped and abused.

From the humor of grandma's dogs, the introduction of twins, and on to the slaying of a monster snake...you will want to share your adventures with those you love and care about...just as Eya Mani is sharing his experiences with you...after all...'we are all related...'"

About the Author

Eya Mani says of himself...
"I am the product of an alcoholic home, a broken home, I never knew my mother until I was 17 years old. I was always told that my mother was dead, until one day when I was in high school, she came to see me and my brother...then she died when I was 23 years old...

But I was lucky, because my grandparents were there for me, as were my many aunts and uncles. Many were not as lucky as I am to have that experience...and that alone made me excel in everything I applied myself to...

Everyone always told me I was the best of the best...and I believed them...I had too. Because being an American Indian is hard work, daily.

I want to share that experience with you...as I share with my own children and grandchildren..."