Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride 2013 - Day 10

Today is December 19th 2013, and the tenth day of the Ride when the Riders are going from Russell 33 miles To Vesta, Minnesota. They will be staying in Marshall though. If you look on the Community page below you can see information on the towns the Riders go to.

If you are wondering why there are not many actual horse photos on these main pages it is because they will have their own page at the end of the Ride. I am collecting the photos as they go along, trying to find out details on each one so that they can be honored as the Treasures they are. If any of you have stories of the horses on the Ride, please let me know so they can be added to the page.

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 as they come in.

Spirit Horse with Defond Wells

Continued prayers and love sent out to the riders and all of the support folks who are involved with this ride. Love and prayers sent to all who could not be on the ride but are there in spirit. This just proves how strong the power of love truly is. BLESSINGS TO ALL!! - Melissa Lane

I lift up all the riders and horses today. Your commitment to peace, love and understanding is truly inspiring. Your gift of healing is raining down streams of light everywhere you go. As you go into the dark places in history you are shedding light on the hidden truth, which will bring about positive change.

Sacred one,
Teach us love, compassion and honor
That we may heal the earth
And heal each other.
Ojibwa Prayer

- Annie Hansen

My prayers this morning to the Great Spirit was for all riders, horses, volunteer staff, and all others involve in the ride will have a safe, blessed, and peaceful ride. Today is a good day for a ride of never forget the warriors before that stood for truth.
- Pennykay Hoeflinger


Morning prayers and tobacco offered. Here's praying that this ride will impact the young people in positive ways, for the rest of their lives. - Vicki Williams Barry

Spirit Braid in one of the Sanka Wakan's.


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

Map of where you are located

Blog from 2012 Ride
Blog for 2013 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
Larry Long Water in the Rain
Postcards from Pioneer TV MN

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

Sunset in Pipestone

My Elder , Long Standing Bear Chief passed on to his Beloved Sweet Grass Hills four years ago.He was champion of the oral tradition, and passed many stories forward. As I have been engaged Heart and Soul with our riders during this time, I happen to remember a story he was fond of telling in order to inspire and uplift, and it reminds me of our Warriors today and what they have done to the hearts and minds of those watching. I would like to share it here.

He used to say 'When I was quite young, I remember the Elders
talking about the Holy man Golden Sky
Who was in a trance and Walked bare foot
unharmed , through hot Embers
left from the Council fire.
To the eyes of the unenlightened,
this was magic,
a marvelous feat,
so very incredible
that they are astonished even years later.
Golden Sky had said,'Greater Magic than this
is performed
by all who have been able to destroy
their own patterns of Belief.
The greatest magic
is in confronting all fears squarely and completely.With forgiveness
and a open heart
such a person can walk on the Sun

Nancy Kohn Raven

Mason Redwing flat out in Russell!

We are truly blessed to have Warriors willing to sacrifice in order to remind us of where we came from, the hardships and struggles to make life a better place for our future generations, much love, respect and prayers for all involved in this Memorial Ride. Pilamaya -
Bernadine Catches Dabutch

Sending Prayers into the Past, for Healing, Prayers into Today for Strength, and Prayers into the Future for Hope...... -Doug Luzar

The Staff in Russell

Jake Iron Cloud

Good morning to everyone. As you continue your Ride, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you from the bottom of my heart. Please be safe, warm, full with food, I love all of you for this sacrifice you are making. Mitakuye Oyasin - Alice Erickson

Gabby Flute Player - now how did I know that?

Relaxing after a hard Ride in Russell

It is an honor to be a support structure for your ride group. We were happy to be able to assist at the Flandreau Indian School. Safe travels. Dave Schildt - Home living Assistant - Boys Dorm. - David D Schildt

Yes! Prayers for all were offered at Full Moon ceremony by members of Roaring Fork Valley Circle. - Rita Marsh

Awesome pic awesome dedication, awesome Warriors! AIM - Marge Hebda

I just returned home from the sight of the firs killings at Acton mn there is a historical marker there on the west side of the farm house on a little hill it was beautifully done by the minesota historical society. It points out that the dakota were adolentent males daring each other to do bad things, ( some things never change and we still have that problem today) but also this place bought me back in time and a saying came to mind from a man much more educated than myself ... - Allen Sheppard

It is warming up here today but I know our riders are still in the frosty cold. I can't step outside without thinking of them. I don't think I will ever think about the cold the same again. I honor them and continue to send prayers and beautiful energy to ride with them today. - Kendall Gutierrez

All of my friends in Canada...it does snow in Hawai?i too and I am thinking of you today! I am thinking also of course of the horseback riders of Dakota 38 +2, I know they have entered into Minnesota and my 8th graders and I are wishing you good journey! me ke aloha. - Pua Case

Thank you all for doing this..horses n riders..supporters...right on to all of you - James Whatley

This is such a powerful ride, so much so that you can feel the great Chiefs spirits riding proudly with each rider! - Joy Maddox Dacus

Mason relaxing again!

Riding into Russell

Han, I am Manager of KODA 93.5 FM 'Canada's ONLY Dakota Nation Radio Station' right here in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Manitoba, CANADA! I have been announcing your updates and asking our oyate to say prayers for the Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride and all that are participating....WOPIDA!! - Desiree Wasicuna

Well this is it. We are packing up and getting ready to leave for MN this morning.. My hearts sad to leave Sioux Valley.. Excited to ride though... Nervous.. We should reach North Dakota by Night fall. Pray for safe travel for us and all our equipment holds up and the horses travel well. Lucky, Coochese ,Rudy, Dakota,and Scar. Going to be an amazing ride! Hoka! - Unity Ride Horses


A young Rider with his Dad

Look at that ponies tail swishing!

Some young Riders taking it easy in Marshall tonight

for Morton

Meals: all meals on Dec 20, 21, 22 and 23rd and breakfast on the 24th will be served in the Lower Sioux REC Center....
Fri, dec 20th: dinner - - Dakota Wicohan
Sat dec 21st: breakfast - - Dakota Women'sSociety
dinner - - Thompson Family
Sun dec 22nd: breakfast - O'Keefe family
dinner, Columbus Tiwahe
Mon Dec 23rd: breakfast - - Lower Sioux Health Department
dinner - - Lower Sioux Community
Tuesday, dec 24th: breakfast - -Cindi Wittwer
dinner - - Upper Sioux Community in Courtland
Sandee Geshick

and Mankato
By Dakota Wicohan

The Dakota 38+ 2 Ride.. .
Meals for Dec 25th Dinner at 6pm
and Dec 26th Lunch at 1pm
at the United Methodist Chruch at 325 Sherman Street in Mankato. The corner of Blegrade and Sherman in North Mankato. 507-625-3759
If you are staying at the Best Western the front desk clerks will provide maps and directions.
Please bring a dish to share with the riders and supports. Pidamaya ye -

Oyate Duta Ob'Mani Jackson

For donations of $ or food please contact Darwin at 507-430-5246, He can direct you.

Remember, Dec 26 the meal at 1:00 pm is for the runners coming from Fort Snelling and the Riders coming from Lower Brule. - Keith Nichols

Today is a special day for Dakota elder Sid Byrd, Flandreau, SD. He turned 96 and is still sharp as a whip, clear minded and is a treasure to his people. Anpetu Tunpi waste yuhaye! - Alberta Iron Cloud Miller

Happy Birthday Sid Byrd!

Hey look there's Keith on a horse!!



Old and young sit together and tell us everything is OK - Marshall

The poster for the Wacipi (pow wow) at Morton on Saturday


Love the photos of the horses on it!


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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