I carry a sad heart because my last link to Charles Mix County, South Dakota, and our Yankton heritage has died. My aunt was the last of the family who grew up in impoverished Lake Andes during the 1920's and 1930's. Since neither I nor my siblings and cousins married a person of Sioux heritage, we are the last official tribal members. What I have done and will continue to do is research and document our heritage to pass down to our children. My heart aches that there is no relative now that I can ask for details of the old days. This is life, I know.