Horseback riders are en route to Mankato, Minnesota for the annual Dakota 38 +2 memorial ride. They plan to arrive at their destination December 26th to mark the 154 years since President Abraham Lincoln ordered the largest mass execution in U.S. history. We’ll take a moment to commemorate the day and the events that led up to it. We’ll also learn more about the annual ride to honor the memory of the 38 Dakota warriors who were executed.
Jim Miller (Cheyenne River Sioux) – founder of the Dakota 38 + 2 memorial ride
Silas Hagerty – filmmaker and worked on the film Dakota 38
Mason Redwing – Dakota 38 horseback rider
Peter Lengkeek (Hunkpati) – is a staff keeper and rider for the Dakota 38 + 2 memorial ride
Break music: Birds Dancing (song) Tony Duncan (artist) Native Son (album)