This year the Big Foot Memorial Ride transitions to the Future Generations Ride. This is a passing of the ‘torch’ from the older generations to the young people. The ride commenced in 1986 in order to help heal the long-term grief of the Lakota people regarding the Massacre at Wounded Knee of Big Foot’s band on December 29, 1890. Since 1986 men, women and children have ridden on horseback through all sorts of winter weather conditions across several hundred miles of rough terrain in honor of the dead. Freezing winds, blizzards, ice storms, deep snow have never stopped the riders or their support system. The ride ends on December 28 when the riders reach Cemetery Hill at Wounded Knee. Unlike some survivors of the 1890 massacre like Comes-Home-Crawling, no one rides alone.
For in depth information regarding this ‘transition’ and the people involved –> http://188.8.131.52/News/2010/022278.asp Indianz.com for the article written by Randall Howell @ Native Sun News.
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Video uploaded by darknkreepy who admits his pronunciation of Lakota names could use some work. It’s not a capital offence, at least not in my opinion.