The character of Lemuel Firewalker, Wakhangli Mani, is a man who spans two worlds. Although he lives a mostly European life, he remains Lakota. One of the ways I tried to help illustrate this was to put a few words of his birth language into his mouth.
While I was doing my research, I found a wonderful YouTube video by Floyd Looks for Buffalo Hand, a Lakota Medicine Man. If you’re as curious as I was to hear Lakota spoken, give it a click!