I have to show a couple
of things that came in last night, that you have to see,
the first is a photo of the sky yesterday
As the Ride started this
horse was seen in the sky over Lake Andes, and caught
on camera by Lauren Crowe. It was shared with us by Kandi
World Turner. As above so below, and the Spirits rode
About the same time Keith
Nichols took this photo at the Lower Brule
Eagle watched over it all, I was told that it stayed
there for quite a while, just watching. Again the
Riders were being protected by Tunkashila
and now for the photos
of the Riders and the Ride
Miller with Linus Grey Eagle and Jon Eagle Sr during
the Circling up on day one. Linus painted the horses.
After this Jim left because he had been injured
and cannot ride at the moment. Lots of prayers went
with him and Alberta, and we hope to see him back
before the end of the Ride. In his stead Richard
Milda will be the leader of the Ride.
yesterday at the place where the Dakota were landed
from the boat on the Missouri River in 1863. When
you are there you can feel the desolation of the
area, the wind blows all the time, summer and winter,
can you imagine how those Dakota felt? I love the
scenery of the Lower Brule and Crow Creek but I
am sure that the Dakota who were landed there didn't
feel the same way. They would have been scared,
cold, hungry, and they would have needed help. There
was not much help for them, and many died.
Circling around the monument
and look at this horse
while the prayers were going on, he too had his eyes closed!
SNOW! photo by Ruth Meier
The Ancestors are smiling as the horses' hooves dance along
the trail as the fearless Warriors carry all our Prayers
for peace, love, healing and reconciliation. Be mindful
of the Ancestors' whispers that come to you during this
journey, as they contain the Wisdom we need to guide us
in our daily walk. In Prayer and Gratitude, for ALL those
involved in this Sacred Cemermony.... Blessings
Hihanni waste riders! Sending prayers of love and healing
to you. Whatever may come your way today, the Creator is
there to help you. Aho!
Out here in Horse
Creek California sending more prayers and smoke up for a
good safe journey for all you riders and your horses, giving
thanks for all the help you will recieve along the way.
Good Morning my courageous, dedicated and Spirited people.Love
and prayers to you the greatest riders on earth.
Prayers for a safe and gentle ride today, relatives! So
proud of all of you!
Good morning, yesterday the weather was beautiful for the
Dakota 38 + 2 ride, I'm so honor to be able to be here,
taking in all the energy from all our relatives, listening
to prayers, stories and songs, feeling all the grandmothers
spirit watching over the riders and supporters, loving my
time here, but will have to head back home today, will be
back again on the 16th when Dakota 38 will be in Flandreau
SD, also there will be a pow wow.
Good morning, relatives! Prayers and smoke going up for
this first day of the ride! Just spoke to my half-side Matthew
(Kentucky) and Joy Maddox Dacus and Sharlene Whiteley McGilvray
who are geared up for this first day. Prayers for the riders,
supporters and the Sunka Wakan who are all carrying this
sacred prayer across the northern states. Much love and
appreciation for your sacrifice! I can't wait to join you
next week! HOKAHEY! Ride the Dream, relatives!
much love n respect for all the relatives take care and
thx so much for being warriors to help heal this terrible
tragedy prayers of strength and love thinking of u all
My prayers sent in the wind for the important work they
heading to work and thinking of all the riders and support
people - wish I was in Fort Thompson with you - praying
for you and I know you will bring healing and peace as you
go! - Hope to see you all soon!
Zimmerman Have a safe and blessed day.
Hiy hiy to the carriers of the memorial ride! May this journey
bring HEALING to our people, our history, our's!
Good journey today riders bless you !
Little Flower Aho!!! Let freedom ride!!
Mazacankukaga Prayers & safe journey from Lower
Brule to Mankat'o!
Belgarde Prayers for all the riders especially the
horses for warmth and a safe journey.
Wishing every rider a safe journey to Mankato and gratitude
to all who are helping and feeding the group along the way.
Every step is a step of healing and a step towards unity
between races. Will do my thing from here for all of you
and the horses. Respectfully and with Love - ELIF
May your Ancestors smile on you throughout this ride. May
you see and feel their freedom and joy for your healing.
May we all be in the moment of love and trust. It's all
Prayers for strength, warmth, and safety for all on your
May the creator keep you all safe & warm as you ride