Big Foot Memorial Ride -> Future Generations Ride

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://64.38.12.138/News/2010/022278.asp  Indianz.com for the article written by Randall Howell @ Native Sun News.

The images are linked to their sources.

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.

Cemetery Hill, Wounded Knee, 2006 @wojcik

5 Comments

  1. lesliepaints said,

    December 16, 2010 at 1:46 am

    This ride is an honor to those gone before and a beautiful tribute.

    • December 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm

      The rides seems to have fulfilled its original purpose as envisioned by Kills Straight and the other first riders, and evolved into new territory over 20 years and counting. Participation certainly involves a great deal more than paying lip service.
      Waves to you.

  2. January 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Ride update: To the best of my current knowledge, there were 125 riders, 75 of whom were “youth.”

  3. June 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    What’s up to all, it’s in fact a nice for me to visit this website, it contains priceless Information.


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