Eli Pedro Tail III “Nakin Wi Zipi”, 30, of Evergreen, S.D., passed away January 29, 2018, in Evergreen.
Eli Pedro “Yamni” Tail III was born on May 27, 1987, to Eli Tail, Jr. and Jackie (Elk Boy) Tail. Yamni made his journey to the spirit world on January 29, 2018.
Eli is survived by his sons Christopher John Yellow Shield and Jeremiah Johnnie Tail, Porcupine and his daughter Larissa Hannah Yellow Shield, Wounded Knee; Grandpa Eli Tail, Sr. and Grandma Carolyn Tail; his Grandma Georgia Tail, Porcupine; his brothers Ethan, Lucas and Julian Tail, all of Porcupine; Francis Red Father, Rapid City, and Emory Red Feather, Pine Ridge; his sisters, Elina Tail, Holly Tail, Molly Tail, Georgene Tail and Selena Tail, all of Porcupine; and Cherish Tail, Allen; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and aunts and uncles.
Eli was preceded in death by his parents Eli Tail, Jr. and Jackie Tail; and brother William Cody Tail.
A two night wake service started at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 8, at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine.
Funeral services began at 11:00 a.m., Saturday. February 10, at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine, with Mr. Eric Cross performing the traditional Lakota service.
Burial services were held at the St. Alban’s Episcopal Cemetery, Evergreen.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.