Dakota 38

  • 8 10
  • 2012
  • 77min

Following a dream that revealed to him an indigenous massacre ordered by Abraham Lincoln in 1862, a Native American spiritual leader and other riders retrace the 330-mile route on horseback to the site of the crime on a healing journey.

Dakota 38. The route of an Indian dream

Now, four years later, embracing the message of the dream, 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. 

“We can’t blame the wasichus anymore. We’re doing it to ourselves. We’re selling drugs. We’re killing our own people. That’s what this ride is about, is healing.” 

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.

Silas Hagerty
Silas Hagerty Director

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Smooth Feather Productions


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