Funeral services for 40-year old Charles Eagle Hawk are Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at noon at the Eagle Hawk residence in Oglala, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Steve DuBray
Burial services are at Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery in Oglala
A one-night wake service starts Friday, Dec 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM, also at the Eagle Hawk residence in Oglala
Charles Joseph Eagle Hawk was born on May 10, 1980 at Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Christopher and Joyce (Suazo) Eagle Hawk and made his journey to the spirit world on November 24, 2020 at his home in Oglala, SD
He was given the Lakota name S’unka Nagila by Billy and Donna Jumping Eagle, but was also known as Big Char, Charlie, Chuckles, and Charbar
He grew up in Manderson, SD and attended WKDS moving to Ethete, Wy and attended school at Wyoming Indian Elementary. The family moved back to Oglala, SD where he attended Loneman School and graduated 8th grade.
Charlie attended high school at Red Cloud where he received his High School diploma in 1998. He continued his education at Oglala Lakota College where he received an Associate Degree in Elementary Education and continued working on his Bachelor of Science in Education.
During this time, Charlie met Ohinniyan Trejo and were married in June 2008. Charlie was a history buff whose particular interest was in the civil war. He was knowledgeable about the history and wanted to become a history teacher.
Charlie’s humor and humble nature always reflected a lasting remembrance to people who knew him or met him for the first time. His laughter, energy, and big heart made people smile and laugh as he was always the jokester and could make you feel better being around him.
He was also very loving and caring to his many nephews, nieces, and grandchildren, the favorite uncle and grandpa. He would attend sporting events and powwows, proud of their every accomplishment and shouting it from the rooftops.
Charlie was a member of the Crazy Horse Singers and an active participant in Teca Wacipi Okolaki iye, powwow circle, and community events. The love for his nephews and students at Loneman School is the reason for starting the drum group Crazy Horse Jrs.
Charlie took pride working as a mentor passing on his knowledge of Lakota song and culture. He took them to many powwows throughout Indian country where they shared the songs, culture, and knowledge with the people.
His knowledge of the Lakota Culture also took him to many places in the United States and Canada, including singing with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Charlie loved the powwow life and made many friends along the way; he will be dearly missed.
Charlie is survived by his parents, Chris and Joyce Eagle Hawk of Oglala, SD. Siblings: Pamela (Alfred) Duran, Riverton, WY, Jeanette (Eagle Hawk) Spoonhunter, Oglala, SD, Chris (Gabe) Eagle Hawk, Rockville, MD, Jessica (Emmanual) Black Bear, Oglala, SD, Adrian Eagle Hawk, Oglala, SD, Hunka brother, Adam Tobacco, Porcupine, SD. Nephews: Myron Chavez Jr, Wyatt Red Cloud, Brent Spoonhunter, Jarren Spoonhunter, Wakinyan Eagle Hawk, Maĥpiya Eagle Hawk, Ari Black Bear, Eli Black Bear, Oakley Eagle Hawk. Nieces: Taylor Spoonhunter, Myannah Eagle Hawk, Sewa Eagle Hawk, Oceanna Jealous of Him, Loretta Tobacco. Grandchildren: Violet Chavez, Cetan Chavez, Josephine Chavez, Tristen Red Cloud, Leo Red Cloud, Serenity Red Cloud, Zeme Soldier, Daziah Howard, Carson Red Cloud, Matayah McCauley, Annabella Dawson, Xavier Dawson, Marley Boone, Theo Widow, Lucy Mae Widow. Hunka Children: Ryan Yellow Horse, Mariah Romero, Casey Romero, Jr, Tiara Red Cloud, Tristan Trejo, Giovonnie Trejo, Brent Rich, Arabella Trejo-Red Cloud, Austin Trejo-Red Cloud.
Charlie was preceded in death by grandparents Joseph and Frances Suazo, Leo and Lillian White Hawk, Uncle Pierre White Hawk, Louisa and Raymond Eagle Hawk, Alice Swimmer.
Pallbearers will be Casey Romero, Ira Weasel, Charles Thunder Hawk, Louis Toppah, Joe Picotte, Adam, Trejo, Todd Trejo, Aljoe Latay, Marlin Kelly, BJ Brave Heart, Corey Mills, Maza Hand, William Plenty Arrows, and KJ Hicks.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe White, Sandra Black Bear, William Warrior, Richard Looks Twice, Lonnie Little Hoop & Family, Louise Looks Twice & Family, Barbara Dull Knife, Pat & Sandy Iron Cloud & Family, Arline Trosper & Family, Linda Herman, Don Gasdia, Robert Two Crow, Gina & Dave Big Crow, Tony & Carmen Spotted Elk, Bernice White Hawk, Lois White Whirlwind, Tyler Yellow Boy, Keith Looking Horse & Leets Yellow Boy, Kathy Eagle Hawk & Family, Delphine Eagle Hawk & Family, Romaine Eagle Hawk & Family, Jeanette Eagle Hawk & Family, Alex White Plume, Rita White Plume & Family, Ramona White Plume & Family, John Yellow Bird-Steele & Family, Gary & Gloria Goggles, Chico & Julie Her Many Horses & Family, Trejo Family, Millie Black Bear & Pedro Sharpfish, Charles (Chopper) Dewey, Freida Brewer & Family, Vincent Brewer, Bryan Brewer, Rose Freir, Norma Tibbitts, Dani Her Many Horses, Marlin Kelly & Paulina Fast Wolf & Family, Brian Uptgraft & Family, Wade & Maxine Broken Nose & Family, Tom Ghost Dog & Danielle, Lexi Shields, Anna Dubray, George & Lisa Tsouhlarakis, Rusty & Tina Merdanian, Lula Red Cloud, Fred & Janet Stands, Pat Bad Hand & Family, Butch Felix, Janielle & Toniah & Toby Price, Denver March Powwow Committee, Johnson & Shirley Bear Robe & Family, Bat & Patty Pourier, Michelle Means & Family, Carlos Orazco & Family, David Lee, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Cissy & Cedric Goodhouse, Earl Bullhead & Family, Tom Bullhead & Family, Virgil Taken Alive & Family, Dick Marshall, Pete Plenty Wounds, Sr & Family, Art & Twila Hopkins, Natalie Hand, Terry Spoonhunter, Sonny Richards, Red Cloud Class of ’98, and all Relatives and Friends.