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Dakota 38

"In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, her arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. ... Now, four years later, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. ... This is the story of their journey--the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away"--Container
Video, English, [2012]
Smooth Feather Prodcutions, [Portland, Me.], [2012]
1 videodisc [78 min.] : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
1. Introduction & titles
2. A ride for healing
3. Exiled from Minnesota
4. Night before start
5. Day 1
6. Dakota State University
7. Don't associate with Caucasians
8. Wessington Springs
9. Howard, blizzard #1
10. Flandreau, Indian school
11. Logistics meeting
12. Dug up bodies for science
13. Stick out Black Paw
14. The seventh direction
15. Welu Farm, blizzard #2
16. Asking for forgiveness
17. Pressing forward
18. Genetic depression & PTSD
19. Merry Christmas
20. Riding into Mankato
21. Mayor John Brady
22. Passing the staff on
23. Credits
"This film was created in line with Native healing practices. In honoring this ceremony we are screening and distributing "Dakota 38" as a gift rather than for sale. This film was inspired by one individual's dream and is not promoting any organization or affiliated with any political or religious groups. It was simply created to encourage healing and reconciliation"--Container