the Crow Creek School children came out to watch
as the riders left. It is wonderful to see the younger
generation supporting this Ride. It gives hope for
the future, that these young people may one day
be riders themselves remembering their ancestors.
I love this amazing
horse look how he is watching the photographer.
The rider is Brian Rodlund
Prayers for all riders and accompanying parties!
Toksa Ake'! From the Family of Billyray DuMarce....
is our friend from South Africa, Sharlene Whiteley
McGilvray. She ran over 5 miles on the first day
and rode Richard Milda's horse Eagle Bear today.
also likes her cake and ice cream, this is her third
plate of it, Keith said she will have to run more
miles tomorrow to get rid of it! Matt (Kentucky)
is sitting next to her. He represents the Long Plain
closely at these two photos... I guess Spirit shows
up in the most amazing way. Yesterday an eagle in
a tree, today an eagle in between the two left hand
riders in the above photo, and look at the auras
around the bottom riders and staffs! Now of course
the eagle could be a smudge on the window and the
cold could cause the aura but I like to believe
it is the Creator's work, don't you?
Tunkasila, Unci Maka,
Grandfather, Grandmother Earth, Four Winds...
Hear this prayer for these
These spirits that run, these spirits that ride, these
spirits that sing..
Hear this prayer for our ancestors, our family, for the
This smoke that dances
to you Grandfather..
It carries these prayers of celebration and honoring..
Celebration of the lives that were lived, and honoring
of the fight that was fought.
Grandfather, we dance,
we pray.. all of us.
The sunka wakan.. They are on an honorable mission, and
they are not unaware.
We honor the oyate, this life, we pray to remember the
original way. Wokiksoye.
for the health of the oyate. For the resources and the
funds that helps this ride to take place. For the warm
clothes, the housing, the meals, the mni that quenches
the thirst of the tired, for the cancega that carry our
prayers and bless us with the heart beat of the Mother.
Wanbli, carry this smoke
upon your wings to our Grandfather.. ask him for pity
on us.. that we may live and this ride and these prayers
may help the people in a good way, Grandfather. We ask
for the sun to be warm on the backs of the riders.. that
the going may be easy for them, Grandfather. Help the
riders, runners, drivers, and sunka wakan to go to completion
to arrive in Mankato healthy and in prayer Grandfather.
Help us all to not forget the meaning of this ride, and
of the Dreams that came to Jim. Help us to be grateful
for all that is. Gratitude for this Red Road.. Pilamaya,
Wopila !! -
Kayla Buffalo Heart Bluhm
Debbie Snowolf Como
good morning riders. volunteers..families...friends..
.ponies.. praying today finds all well.... I too had a
wonderful dream last night... a red horse was left for
me when I went to it and touched it.... it turned white....
I walked with it along a river and he swam!! but would
stay with me.. .I even rode him..he'd lay down so I could
get on....most times when I dream of horses I cant ever
get to ride this time I did!!!! I ride in spirit with
I have so much respect for you all overthere ! think you
are starting up for day 3 allready ( I have a 6 hours
difference over here in the Netherlands), hope the weather
is fine and the horses are fine also as well as you all,
heard some people can't ride for different circumstances
and my thoughts are with them also...., saw a film of
Rebelmann of the feeding and watering of the horses and
your departure on day 1 and I follow You all all the way,
saw the first documentary of the ride some time ago, and
every time i watch it (watched it many times now....)
it's brings me to tears.... for several reasons, because
of the history behind the ride and the massacre of so
many men that took place in that days, and also because
of the forgiveness for the unforgivable, the honoring
of the ancestors, the bond between people and the bond
between man, woman, horse and spirit, I must place Spirit
in the front actually, the message of peace and brotherhood,
the sacredness and experience of the ride and the message
to young people that there is a perspective and future
for them to live for also on days that it may seem that
there is only darkness, we have all a flame of love in
our being that we can share to make a great fire around
this world, and when there is darkness.... it takes just
one flame to make a light and then it can light a lot
of flames, this ride is also a message of hope for all
Dakota, Oglala Lakota Sioux People to ride and rise again
and take the place in this world that is rightfully theirs
with the respect and recognition they are entitled to,
I wish you a safe ride, a sacred ride, a joyful ride and
a ride of honor, with love, blessings and prayers For
you All I ride in thought,s with You !!!
Dakota 38+2 Day 3 - Fast & Prayer
This morning I fast and pray for all the new young riders.
You are the hope of the future and keepers of the Nation.
May you ride strong, free and proud today. May you have
spiritual experiences. May you see, feel, and hear your
ancestors and those you are riding for. May you feel love
in your heart and kindness in the wind. This ride is for
you. You are the bringers of balance and healers for reconciliation
Lifting up prayers for the riders this morning from the
Island of Hawai?i where my students are following the
ride. me ke aloha. pua
thank you so much for accepting my request to join the
group..will be following from the otherside of the world..may
humans and horses have a safe journey.
Good morning everyone. I love all the photos, my heart
goes out to all of you. I feel so over whelmed at times,
the photos have spirits in them. thanks for sharing.
· Lower Brule,
Anpetu Was'te!!! Wishing all the riders & horses the
BEST on this day! Prayers for a safe journey & blessings
to all those in need!!! Prayers for good weather &
everyone to be safe & the Sunka WAKAN to be well taken
care of!!! Wopida Tanka to the riders & prayers for
Jim Miller to be better soon!! Pidamaye!!!!?????
I thank the
Creator for this happening!! I appreciate the add was'te
Creator protect the men, woman, and children on this ride!
Protect the horses! I pray for our people to heal! Tunkasila
Gloria Hazell Derby
A post the other day on here got me to thinking, and I
decided to start a prayer circle for each day of the Ride
for us all to participate in. Due to the fact that we
are living all over the globe it is more difficult to
give a time that all of us can do, but because most are
in America and Canada I will make it easier on you. I
am asking that at 5 pm Central time, 11 pm GMT, we all
stop what we are doing and say a short prayer for the
Riders, the horses, the supporters, Jim Miller, and all
of those who are in pain, need or despair. For healing
and reconciliation. You can of course add your own prayers.
You don't have to do it for long, you will know when you
have finished. Do your prayers in your own way, smudge
if you want to or don't as the case may be. Feel comfortable
as you do it that's all I ask. So from tonight, or tomorrow
at whatever your time zone is please join in if you can
at 5pm the Ride's time. This will go on until the end
of the Ride. Thanks