Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 28, 2011

Dakotas ride for the ancestors to Mankato

Dakotos Ride for the Ancestors to Mankato
KEYC screen capture photos by Censored News
Posted at Censored News

149 years ago today 38 Dakota Indians were hung in Mankato.
It's a dark day in history but a group of American Indians are hoping to change that with a tradition that's about forgiveness.
The 330-mile ride started in South Dakota and ends here in Mankato, the site of the largest mass execution in America's history.
Miller says, "In the dream I see 38 of my ancestors being hung. The dream and I know that it came from the creator so I acted on it."
From Jim Miller's dream this ride was born... over 8 years ago.
Miller says, "our main goal is to do reconciliation."
Although the death of their ancestors is a difficult thing to accept they hope the ride helps with that reconciliation.
Peter Lengkeek says, "Those things that we felt take them use them in a GOOD WAY."

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