Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride 2013 - Day 12

Today is December 21st 2013, and the twelfth day of the Ride when the Riders are staying in Morton for a couple of days. Today they have a powwow at the Community Center Morton, Minnesota. They will be staying there until Monday, resting up. 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.

Right at the bottom of the page are the details for ordering one of the jackets.

As there is no Ride today I thought I'd tell you a couple of stories that have come in the past couple of days.

They say it's a small world and this group makes it even smaller. The first story came in the form of a post on the group page...

There is a LeAnne Red Owl that I saw in a photo riding a horse called Crazy Boy. When things calm down, can someone please ask her to contact me? I believe we may have a familial connection and I would like to confirm. I have been looking for the Red Owl side of my family tree for too long and my instincts whispered that I should connect with her.. And true to my nature, I do what the voices in my head tell me to do. lol Within reason of course. -
Sara EagleBoy

She had a couple of responses...

Yes she is a relative my mom Mary Emma Red Owl told me about Eddie Eagleboy he was her cousin - Terry Lamere

LeAnne is a student of mine .... I will share your message - Shelly Bausch

I knew it. Those Lakota whispers are right all the time. Figures I would find a relative riding a crazy horse in a memorial ride. lol Eddie Armstrong EagleBoy (Lakota Code talker in WWII from Cheyenne River) is my grandfather. There is also an Ed EagleBoy who is my uncle. It's my understanding that he was adopted from the Red Owl side of the family, making him my dad's brother. Please have her get in contact with me when she has time so I can turn this genealogy paper trail into a real family connection ! Ha. Wow! - Sara EagleBoy

So Sara found a relative , isn't that great!!



The second story came in a few days ago but I had to get permission to use photos on here. They were obtained today.

A few days ago Pua from Hawaii told us that she was sharing the Dakota 38 +2 story with her 8th graders, she said she would send some photos, she did. Here are a couple of them

With respect for all who were once displaced from their lands, I explain that this history is not covered in the textbook and to learn simply from the book is never enough.. - Pua Case

students are engaged and interested because they had never heard of these events before, - Pua Case

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


A Day of Rest for the Riders

Perry Little The Staff Carrier and leader of the Ride

Good Morning Everyone here on Dakota 38 + 2, Feeling a lil bummed.. Idk if the riders carry prayers for individual names?? I asked a week ago to carry my friends name for prayers for him. Idk if this is done or how it's done? He's struggling with his addictions & incarcerated now. I figured that this Memorial Ride would help him a little. Have a restful day riders & "war ponies.." Someone please let me know how this works? Thank you.. Red Love/Tradish style - Laura Charles

When on a prayer ride with a sacrd fire at either end these riders will be praying constantly ; a hoof for each direction ears to the creator tail to the earth - Allen Sheppard

I'm very proud of those you are participating this year. It touched my heart. - Kittagakonce Sutten

Good morning Riders/family/friends. Wish all of you a few days of good rest.
One of our young men here rode with the group the day you left Pipestone, he had a minor stroke later, pray for his recovery, he is resting at his grandma's house.
I pray all of you will have good days and safe ride, the elements can be trying, but our creator travels with all of you. Love to all
- Alice Erickson

father bless and have mercy on our young brother that rode for you. heal him, make him well. and help him to take better care of himself....and bless his toyospi with good health and good hearts like his! Hoka Hey! - Wanbli Okiczay

Thank you song

Standing for a Thank You song by Matt from Kentucky who recently learned one of his ancestors was among those executed at Mankato.
- Betty Sheldon

Praying for All of you! Wopila here in Bismarck!! - NativQueen Makoce

Morning prayers on this "calm before the storm" morning. Praying for a healing wacipi and sending our love and best to all of our friends there. You riders are on the downside of the journey...so proud of you and all that you are. - Vicki Williams Barry

A safe and harmonious journey to you today
- Janet Roper

Bless our riders - Krissi Mills Fike

Wilfred, Matt and Linny

I remember the first ride I went to Flandreau Indian school at the time I sat in the back of the auditorium. It's something in history I never knew about. And happy it's done every year to remember those who were lost and also as a healing method for individuals. I am currently active duty military and final day will be Monday the 23rd. I send my prayers to the riders and runners that they will be safe. - Crystal Rain Blackowl

I was remembering past years, we aren't on the ride now bit I'm sure there will be wonderful stories and experiences to be shared. - Alberta Iron Cloud Miller

Cooking in Morton

Good morning to all,
I am sending prayers, positive energy, and my thoughts for the horses, riders, volunteer staff, and all the volunteers along the path that provide food for humans/horses and shelter. I have asked Great Spirit to cover everyone with a protective covering on the shorts' day on Mother Earth. I have also asked the ancestors to speak to each horse and rider to give them a teaching to take back with them when they return hone to teach the world what compassions is for all living beings. As the healing continues with each of us the hurt will disappear just like when the doctor sapped the blood vessels in my eye that were not to be there. The memory will always be there so there will be no forgetting but the forgiveness will grow so that the healing will keep growing one person at a time until there will be a strong compassion community that the dance of Unity will become the dance of all because the ancestors will come to dance with us. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all today, have a fabulous ride because it is a good day to ride and connect to the beauty of Great Spirit. - Pennykay Hoeflinger

Young Riders on the way to Morton and a rest

Prayers for the Journey Today.... - Doug Luzar

Heard a really wonderful testimony of an Elder's influence on one of the younger riders and the difference following the Elder's teaching made the next year. It was a part of the Native American culture that needs to live on in every community no matter what the race! Thank you for blessing me with the story! -
Bonnie Hamann

Clifford Cancu looks at his book

Please click on the link to see Clifford's book. 'The Dakota Prisoners of War Letters'

I am a high school English teacher in a suburb just outside of Minneapolis, and all of my students just viewed Dakota 38 + 2. You are all amazing and inspiring. - Elizabeth Hillstrom Barniskis

Wow! This is so important that it is shown to high school students to give them an accurate perspective of Minnesota history! - Diane R. Anderson

That's wonderful that the kids in America are being introduced to this...all American children should know our countrys true history. So much of what's taught in schools is not teaching the whole ugly unvarnished truth. How can we learn from our past if we as a nation don't know it??!! Myself, as a 46 yr old white woman from Illinois didn't know that President Lincoln ordered this atrocity! So we must teach our children the whole truth in order to help them be better than we :were and our forefathers were. Terrible wrongs have been committed to Natives since the day Columbus arrived and are still being committed today. I feel something stirring in this country...an awakening I hope. And its being led by Native peoples. So blessings to those who are leading us there - Christy Reinders

The post below is about the map page that Lou has set up showing where all of our members are in the world. It is quite impressive and growing every day, so thanks Lou for all your work it is appreciated.
- Gloria Hazell-Derby

Hi Lou, I tried but couldn't pin myself so please if you would - Thank you to the riders, horses, runners and volunteers in the words of my ancestor Daniel FireCloud "I shake hands with you in my heart" Rayann from North St Paul, MN - Rayann Dennis

Waiting for food and just hanging out in Morton

The air is brisk here at Jackpot Jct. Went out earlier wit the guys to water the horses. Hoses were frozen, couldn't get water in the tank. Got back to hotel n decided to stay put. Sheldon n Keith going back out. Good luck guys. Going to catch Sheldon Wolfchild's presentation. - Josette Peltier

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

Richard Milda and his daughter at the Powwow today in Morton

Pow wow in Morton


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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

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