Her Mom and Dad.
Summer Rose's Mom was a Cherokee
named Marie, in the beginning her name was
just Marie Morning Dew and her Dad,
well, he was a big time rodeo star by the name of
Joey Mantenya. He was also of Indian heritage.
Their meeting was meant to be as
you can read in the story of "The
Summer Roseʼs Grand Mother
was a great artist as most Indian people are, they
learn from childhood to paint. Summer Roseʼs
Mother Marie came upon a picture that
her Grand Mother had painted of herself and her
Mother as a child.
Marie Morning Dew, Summer
Rose's mother was an art collector and travel
to many places to find different pieces of art,
never did she think that she would discover this
one particular painting. There were only two like
it in the world, she had one that her Mother had
given her and now she had found the original one
her Grand Mother had painted.
Summer Roseʼs Momʼs name
is Marie Mantenya and her Grand Mother was Morning
Dew because she took the name of Summer
Roseʼs Grand father .
Summer Roseʼs great Grand
Fatherʼs name was Taiwan.
Many of the stories you will read are of stories
that have been told to Summer Rose and then some
of them are stories of what she thinks and
things she will learn from her parents and grand