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Dakota 38+2 Wokiksuye Memorial Horse Ride 2012

Dakota 38+2 Wokiksuye Memorial Horse Ride 2012


To: Dakota Oyate, Relatives, Friends and Supporters.                                      Final Update: December 10, 2012.


Re: Ride Itinerary and Support Needs – on behalf of Peter Lengkeek, Crow Creek SD -Eagle Staff

Carrier & Coordinators.


The 8th Year of the Dakota 38 Wokiksuye Memorial Horse Ride is taking place-which marks 150 Years since the U.S.-Dakota War.  The dream of prayer, healing and forgiveness for riders, communities and Nations continues.  Friends, allies and volunteers are invited to help in any way they can, such as: Hay and feed for horses, lodging, fuel, cooks to provide meals along the route.


Schedule and Route Info Summary (Schedule Attached):


Dec. 10-15 – Riders leave Lower Brule, S.D. on Dec. 10th. Arrive Flandreau, S.D. on December 15th.


Dec. 17-19–Riders leave Flandreau, S.D.   Arrive Vesta, MN.  Horses corralled in Vesta.


December 20-Ride to Birch Coulee Battlefield/Morton, MN. (Horses corralled at Strong Family Ranch/Birch Coulee Park).  6 p.m. Dinner served by Dakota Wicohan-Morton City Hall.


Dec. 21–Rest Day. Horses corralled at Strong Family Ranch/Birch Coulee.  8 a.m. Brkfast by Darlene St. Clair.  6 pm-Dinner served by O’Keefe Family-Meals served at Morton City Hall.


Dec. 22Saturday Rest Day-Brkfst 8 am by LaBatte Tiospaye in Honor of Genevieve LaBatte.  Noon-Lunch @ Morton City Hall.  6 pm-Dinner sponsored by Anpetu Tawa Tiospaye-Marilyn His Day Family. In Honor of Iola Columbus-Lower Sioux Community Center.


Dec. 23Sunday.  Brkfst 7:30 am by Columbus Family.  In Honor of Glen Columbus & Tony Norcross. 9 am– Ceremony at Birch Coulee Battlefield. Riders leave Birch Coulee/Morton to Fort Ridgley.  6pm-Dinner by Lower Sioux Sundance Committee-Wabasha & Larsen Family.  Horses corralled at Strong Family Ranch/Birch Coulee.


Dec. 24Monday-Brkfst 7 am Brkst by Wittwer-Sweirenga Family.  9:30 am-Fort Ridgley to Courtland.  6p.m. Evening Meal by Upper Sioux Community-Courtland Community Center.  Horse corralled at Courtland.


Dec. 25Tuesday- 9 a.m. Courtland to Mankato, Land of Memories Park. 6 p.m. Evening Meal by Leith Tiospaye at Courtyard Marriott Convention Room, Mankato.  Horses corralled in Mankato.


Dec. 26Wednesday-9:30 a.m. Riders leave Land of Memories Park to downtown Mankato. 10 a.m. Ceremony at Hanging Site.  Riders meet with Runners.  Return to Land of Memories Park to circle with Mankato Runners@ Noon, approx. Meal sponsored by Young family & Standing Rock Descendants for Riders & Runners 1 p.m. approx. at Courtyard Marriott Convention Room.


Contact Info: Cooks/meal volunteers – Werdna Leith (651) 468-8985 or Yvonne Leith (320) 226-6994.


Rider/Horse needs: J.B. Weston 605-633-1537.  Darwin Strong 507-430-5246. Staff Carrier-Rider: Peter Lengkeek 605-730-3276.  Farrier and tire/truck service to be available Morton-Mankato area if needed.


Call to reserve special lodging rates:  Jackpot Junction, Morton, MN 507-697-8000.  Courtyard Marriott-Mankato (507) 388-1234.                                                                                                                     WOPIDA TANKA (THANK YOU).

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