May 26, 2016

Te Wa’u “Dae” Danielle Black Eyes

BlackeyesTe Wa’u “Dae” Danielle Black Eyes, 23, of Lincoln and Omaha, and the Omaha and Lakota nations, had her spirit released on May 23, 2016 and passed away on May 25, 2016.  Danielle was born on February 9th, 1993 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She attended Hartley Elementary in Lincoln, then after moving to Omaha she attended Swanson Elementary, Westside Middle, Central High, and graduated from Westside High. She was proud of her heritage, and under the guidance of elder Octa Keen she sewed an Omaha regalia for her senior project.

Her son, Liam, was born on August 28th, 2012. She was proud of him and loved being his mother. Danielle loved scary movies, the mall, spicy cheetos, hanging out, and staying up late.

She brought happiness to many with her joyful laugh and goofy, wild sense of humor. She was beautiful and strong, brave and tender.

Danielle is survived by son, Liam; parents Sharon Black Eyes Hirschler, Jon Gilbert, Carol Gilbert and Ed Taylor; siblings Florine, Shelly, and Vernon Black Eyes, Cody McCullough, Ian and Michael Taylor, and Ethan Thomsen; many grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Services will be at 3:30 P.M. on Sunday at the Indian Center.  Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at Wyuka Cemetery.

Donations in Danielle’s honor to Youth Emergency Services or Nebraska Children and Families Foundation are suggested instead of flowers.


  1. Dae was an amazing young lady. She was loved and cared about by so many she touched a lot of people. She will be very missed. Prayers to her and family.

  2. Dae was great young lady and a very great mother. She touched many people lIves. She was loved and cared for by many. She will very missed. Prayers to her and her family.

  3. I’m going to miss you like crazy dae I still remember the first way we ment at the native group the summer before freshmen year started you were so shy then we met again during sophomore year and just clicked then i seen the side of you that made me exoierence the wild side of life that I’ll never forget until we meet again..

  4. Life will never Be the same again without you here . You were more than just a Bestfriend you were like a sister .we have been through so much together . We’ were always together an the times we weren’t we would still talk everyday just about life. You were an amazing mother an friend your are going to be missed by so many.

  5. Dear Dr. Taylor, We are so sorry to read of Danielle’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you. Phil and Susan O’Halloran

  6. May you rest in peace Dae, We will miss you .

  7. Dear family of Te Wa’u
    So very sorry to read of the tragic loss your family has suffered.
    I wish to share comfort from the Bible with grieving family members at this sad time.
    The Bible teaches that one day in the near future our Creator, Jehovah God, by means of the ransom sacrifice of his son, Jesus,will reunite us with our dead loved ones by means of a resurrection right here on earth in paradise conditions that will be filled with peace, happiness, and perfect health for everyone..
    These texts are found at John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:9-11,29; in your Bible.
    You can find much Bible-based comfort on

  8. Dr. Taylor and family-
    We are saddened to learn of your daughters passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


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