Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride 2013 - Day 6

Today is December 15th 2013, and the sixth day of the Ride when the Riders will go 28 miles from Madison, to Flandreau, South Dakota. If you look on the Community page below you can see information on the towns the Riders go to. (Minnesota is also on there now)

I will continue adding the comments from the Face Book group members each day and any stories that come in from the Ride. At the bottom of the page you will see I will be adding extra pages, so please if you see a live link click on it to see what is on there.. Videos and positive items of interest are added to the left side column of the page.

Photo by Donna Budahl Patterson

Thank you for the add and I'm half Northwestern Shoshone/half Paiute-Shiviwits band. I've seen the movie 2 months ago. I didn't know about the 38 + 2. It really inspires folks and this past September, my tribe (Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah) has a Spirit Run for the Paiute people. Been going for 5 years now. It's uplifting and awesome that the men do this for the people. It's an honor to be a part of the support with you guys. Will keep praying and staying strong!! Pila Miya for all that you guys do. "oye-nenh-nawh-no-wanna" /All My Relations (Shoshone)
- Laura Charles

Thanks for the add. Yehgo adatah tii' Diyin Dine' nii whol halodoh..... Be strong and may the holy people be with you.....
- Raymond Keeswood


WOKIKSUYA Wikcemna-Yamni sam Sahdoga!!
- Andrew Warrington


Thought about the riders today and saying prayers... Loving and healing ourselves to a better way of Life is important to me. I've got 6 months of sobriety & hope to make it a year. I ask that the riders please ride for a friend of mine. A few hours for D.L. Broncho. He sure can use this ride. I wouldn't ask but I love him very much and he means a lot to me. Thank you for listening and will keep you all in my prayers.. A ho! - LC

Spirit Braid in one of the Sanka Wakan's.

The Dakota 38 video from 2008
Map of the Ride - day by day
Blog from 2012 Ride
Dakota 38 website
The Face Book group page of the Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride 2013
Trailer for 'Older Than America'
This movie made me cry and I don't cry much, it was so sad and touched my heart very deeply! - Starr Arellano
Joanne Shenandoah sings

So many songs and hours at my altar today.. so many prayers. Ride safety, oyate! -
Kayla Bluhm

Thank you for adding me to this site. May all involved have a safe and sacred ride. - Curt Lauret

Blessings for doing a Great Job and sharing, Prayers with Sage and Sweet grass for all of us, as you make it possible for all of us to be able share this journey - Mitukuye Oyasin - Janet Nagle

goodmorning to all.....wishing everyone & shunkawakans a blessed beautiful day for journey you take today! love thots & prayers frm ft washakie wyo - Maria Menard

Thank you for accepting me. I watch the movies Dakota38 and was deeply touched as I could feel the healing of this ride. Prayers to the riders and all of those who are helping this ride happen - .
Vickie Blackeagle Williams

Even AFTER the Ride, you ALL, esp the younger ones, WILL REMAIN in our thoughts and PRAYERS. The Prayers just DON'T stop with the Ride. We carry EVERYONE involved in our hearts. You are NOT forgotten......Your Family just got bigger. Hugs and Blessings - Abby Peawhisle

It's a rainy morning here, in South Louisiana, but that didn't stop me from offering tobacco for a safe journey. - Vicki Williams Barry


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


The horse is even holding its head up with pride. Thank all the horses and riders for this wonderful commemoration. Praying for safety for horses and riders and support team. - Linda Daniel OConnell



Coming into Madison


Coming into Madison today at noonish...awesome welcoming peeps on the sidwalks and some holding signs with support A'ho - Richard Milda

Breakfast in Madison

Thanks to the wonderful women from DSU for serving us a beautiful meal with love. And an additional thank you to Josette (second from left) for providing the food and cooking for many of our meals on the ride. You are all wonderful. - Keith Nichols


Hehanni Wast'e. Mitakuyepi! Today as the riders get ready to head to Flandreau. I want to say to you all
Every year the ride brings new family into my life n new memories into my heart. I enjoyed every bit of it. Today I will ride with you into Flandreau n then will have to go back to work. I leave you in person but not in spirit. You will all be in my prayers n thoughts till I can catch up to you in Morton. I love each n everyone of you with all my heart. Wopila Tanka!!
Josette Peltier

Thanks to Dawn Wallowing Bull for breakfast at her residence in Madison

Getting ready to leave Madison this morning

This ceremonial rides of First Nation's and other's is the best Christmas we could bring to the future generations of our young ones, that really need us to do what ever we can, in the "Old Way" spiritually and physically to see the true manifestation of our destiny as those that are ordained by God and lead by God, Creator. In the Seven Counsel Fires within the Creator our "Father", and "Earth" our Mother we through the Spirit of Freedom, Justice, Equality, Autonomy, Sovereignty and Liberty are "Untied" in the true Spirit of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, within this Universe- which moves in a mysterious way and understanding; as the Flowering Hoop of Eternal Life, the Creator of all Living Thing's of this mysterious paradise as Earth, a kind and unconditionally loving mother- a planet of trillions- upon trillions, like trillions of little white flowers, blooming as a zillion suns, as a purity blowing across fields of golden, prairie's, mountains and hills that heals the hearts, eye's, broken bodies and spirits of our peoples that are oppressed by this empire of the U.S. in this century. That heals and the spirit of those ancestors and the sight of those that are blind and lost in the darkness of the crippling grip of domination of mortal human life by those of this empire and give them the clear perspective of our First Nation's tradition's and those lesson's that are interrelated with the immortality and the truth of our ancient and intrinsic divine covenant relationship with a mysterious being we share to know as Creator and kola, friend and the fate and destiny of the entire human race! We as First Nation's we are the Landlords of this paradise of this Great Turtle, shared to us, by the Great One, Wanbldi San Gleska! - Wanbli Okiczay

Heading to Coleman and a break

Jake Iron Cloud and Defone Obago waiting to leave

What a beautiful day and evening spent in prayer and good company. The singing was so powerful, I felt the energy move through my entire body. Prayers were made for the Dakota 38 riders, mihasani 's health, and for all of you. It's an amazing feeling to hear my takoja pray and sing the holy songs. Topped it off with buffalo taniga, chili, baked bread and brownies. What a combination! - Alberta Iron Cloud Miller

Wilfred Keeble with his young family members making sure they are warm and ready to go Ride!

Photo by Donna Budahl Patterson


Perry Little with the Staff starting for Flandreau

Photo by Donna Budahl Patterson

This man is amazing!


Our love and continued prayers for a safe ride for horse and rider teams for this journey. May the love and respect we have for you each in this ride carry strong in your hearts, warm and encourage you in the snow and freezing temps of the ride. Stay safe one and all, from your friends in the Pacific Northwest. - Wendy & Jason Stevens

Donated Hay

Girl scouts in the barn and hay on the way to Mankato, great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!! three deer came as we were loading, the men asked me if I had a deer farm too! I know the return to innocence has now begun, thank you men for being the deer/dear! - Susan Anderson

Thanks so much to you and your family for the Hay Susan!

The Riders trailering their horses

We are so grateful to Purina Foods for their generous donation for the horses and to all who donated hay, sweet feed etc. The horses are lovingly taken care of. - Alberta Iron Cloud Miller

A HUGE thanks to Purina!!!! Omelene is the best! Fueled many a performance horse with that!!! - Lou Fuentes

Leaving for Flandreau

May all that listens to this song be blessed as I was!
I pray that the riders have a safe ride today and the rest of their journey down the pathway the Creator has them on!
Many Blessings to all!
Now listen, pray, and enjoy!!

Douglas Spirit Bear Neely



Be safe, we honor you so much for taking on this ride every year, those from the past to the present have not forgotten and we never will. Thank you God speed. - Terri Kaye


Good good talking circle this evening...A'ho - Richard Milda

Riding into Madison yesterday


Photo by Donna Budahl Patterson


Next Page. Seventh 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

Please click on the photo to see a larger size