|Dakota 38 Riders Honor Dakota who were Hanged in Largest Mass Execution in U.S. History|
MANKATO — The coldest Dec. 26 in more than 20 years didn't stop Dakota riders and runners and a large crowd of onlookers from memorializing the 38 Dakota executed in Mankato in 1862 and continuing the reconciliation effort of today.
Bigfoot Riders Honor the Massacred of Wounded Knee 1890
Mniconjou Lakota Chief Bigfoot and his band of 400 people were massacred while under a white flag of truce at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They were massacred by an avenging U.S. Army 7th Calvary, many of which were drunk, Yellow Hair, Custer's old command. 14 years before this, the 7th Calvary was wiped out by the combined forces of the Lakota, Arapaho and Cheyenne along the banks of the Little Big Horn River.
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