Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride 2013 - Day 2

Today is December 11th 2013, and the second day of the Ride when the Riders will go 30 miles from the Dam memorial Site to Wessington Springs, South Dakota. I will again put photos and interesting snippets from the Riders and support people on here. Also the comments from the Face Book group members. Videos and items of interest are added to the left side column.

Today we start with a couple of photos from yesterday, from Sunrise. which looked beautiful...

A better photo of the Memorial I found on Google!

Want to give words of encouragement to the riders on today's ride. Please remember each other in your prayers, the Oyate, the four legged, the winged, the plant life and everything living. Pray for those less fortunate. I'm asking you to say prayers for those riders who are having health problems n can't make it. For all our relatives who have gone before us. Most of all the Dakota 38+2. I will be praying with you all today n everyday. Love you all n have a good day.
Mitakuye Oyasin
- Josette Peltier

Spirit Braid in one of the Sanka Wakan's this morning..

The Dakota 38 video from 2008
Map of the Ride - day by day
Blog from 2012 Ride

Thoughts, prayers, for all of you. You will be starting this day with much love from many, we all pray for you to endure the elements, pray for the 4 legged ones also. I am sure there is much sadness in the hearts of some, Creator will help. I know personally, my thoughts will be with all of you. Love all.- Alice Erickson

Heart felt prayers and a wish for safe travels to all who are involved in this year's ride. Blessings on you all. - Melissa Lane

Our prayers from here in Missouri are with the riders and the horses. And the helpers along the way too - Bud Moellinger.

Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing. Know we ride with you ALL, surrounding you with our Prayers, Blessings and Love - Abby Peawhisle.

May your journey be safe and your ride be fulfilling. Prayers for all who are riding with you. - Melissa Hughes Wolfle

You have many prayers, blessings and so much heartfelt love coming from so many people as you traverse eastwards. It is a good day to Ride! - Gloria Hazell-Derby

I send many prayers for all the riders and horses that all may remain safe throughout the journey. May it be so ~¤~
Taressa Edge

A Heart Warming Story

This man's story is very compelling. He tells it so much better but let me try.

His great grandfather rode cavalry and was part of the regiment that forceably relocated the Indians from Minnesota to the Dakota's. Within the last year he found out about this. He was deeply moved by the documentary and hurt by his family history. He wanted to reverse the roles today.

Today Jacob and I walked 13 miles from Lower Brule to the Flag site by Fort Thompson. Before we left he poured out some water from the Missouri onto the ground as a symbol of our journey. At each location along the route he will do this.

At Mankato he plans to drop Missouri water into the Minnesota River to symbolize the coming home of a great people.

Thank you Jacob.

presented by Keith Nichols

Left - Jacob

Drum group from Crow Creek waiting to drum while the Riders were leaving.




All the riders say a big WOPIDA to "THE HOUSE" for all the ski coats, jackets, hoodies, gloves, mittens and caps. They are wonderful. - from Keith Nichols

Getting ready to leave this morning

I want you all to know that I've been singing a song for all of you, once in the morning and another at night fall. I pray for all of you and the things you are doing and riding for. My Ancestor Grandfather was one of the many to be hauled off to prison on that boat. And when he was released he was one of the many to walk all the way up here and be one of the first families of the MDEWAKANTON WAKPAN IPAKSAN BAND. So I respect all of you and pray for all of you. Warm comfort and Strength. I will see all of you when you get here to Flandreau. I will be singing for all of you on the side of the highway, welcoming you here as I did last year. Ride safe and focused. See you all when you get here.
Hau Mitakuye Oyasin.
- Tracii Gunz Barse

Richard Milda feeds his horse before leaving



Sending warm thoughts to all of you from Louisiana...be safe - Vicki Williams Barry


Philip McNight with some of the horses





What always warmed my heart was watching the riders reverently taking care of their horses. Up at dawn feeding and watering their horses even before they eat and lovingly taking care of them at the end of the end. The sunka wakan comes first. - Alberta Iron Cloud Miller

Jeremiah Boyd waiting to ride



"Horses don’t think the same as humans.
Something that’s most unique about the horse, that I love, is not what he possesses but what he doesn’t possess..........and that is greed, spite, hate, jealousy, envy or prejudice.
The horse doesn’t possess any of those things.
If you think about people, the least desirable people to be around usually possess some or all of those things.
And the way God made the horse, he left that out." - Buck Brannaman.

A friend posted this to my wall~~~In Honor of the horses, their bond to each rider~

- Pamela Kay Leverenz

LeeAnne Red Owl prepares to leave



Adell White-dog
hi my prayers are with u my great grandpa is henry whitedog and my dad is henry whitedog from eagle butte

Small herd of Sunka Wakan wait patiently to run with the wind


For the Memorial riders
I call my fastest horse from the darkness
Horse wild as wolf teeth
Horse patient as stone
Horse who whispers to wind
From the West he comes
Pejuta Sunuka
Medicine Dog
Yah Yahhhhhhhhhhhh
- Nancy Kohn Raven



First Day Hoka Hey!!

Next Page. Third Day



The links below will be added as each page is uploaded so that you will be able to look at any of the pages easier.

Day 1
Part 2, Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Pow wow
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17

38 Dakota Wokiksuye Jackets
Many riders and supporters who wear these received them as gifts from Josette and Jim Miller in the past years. Now you can have one as well..

The Design is by JB Weston (Dakota) of Flandreau. JB saw the design in a dream

Adult Carhartt Jacket w/full back & 150 year anniversary left chest emblem.
Price $151.00 add $10 shipping & handling Total $161.00

Without 150th anniversary emblem
Price $146.00 plus $10 s/h Total $156.00

Shelley Young
Stadium Sports. Mission, SD.
Debit or Credit cards accepted. .

Keep watching this space each day for news about t-shirts and hoodies...

I ordered a jacket today for Bruce and was told it would take two weeks. - Sheryl Dowlin

Spirits have been communicating even down to this design. - Alberta Iron Cloud Miller

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