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
in one of the Sanka Wakan's.
So many songs and hours at my altar today.. so many prayers. Ride safety,
oyate! - Kayla
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
our riders - Krissi Mills Fike
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
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
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!
looks at his
click on the link to see Clifford's book. 'The Dakota Prisoners
of War Letters'
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
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
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
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
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
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
By Dakota Wicohan
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
Oyate Duta Ob'Mani Jackson
donations of $ or food please contact Darwin at 507-430-5246,
He can direct you.
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