‘In 2005, a Lakota/Dakota/Nakota spiritual leader, Jim Miller had a dream of a Spiritual Journey by horse, returning home to Mankato, Minnesota. This spiritual journey has become an annual Sacred Ceremony to carry the message of Reconciliation and Healing through love and forgiveness as Jim Miller received in his dream.‘
Jim Miller had dreamed about the 38 Dakota warriors that were hanged on the 26th December 1862 in Mankato, Minnesota. In his dream of the mass execution, he saw the men with their arms outstretched and interlinked, and this powerful vision of unity in the midst of tragedy had a profound impact on him and became the catalyst for the 330 mile annual memorial ride that takes place every year on the anniversary of the hangings.
The ride has a GoFundMe page where you can find more information about the journey and help fund it should you feel called. I include here a trailer of the 2007 film ‘Dakota 38+2’ that documents the 2007 journey and the history that led to this moving event.