MORE THAN AN ENDURANCE RIDE . . . working for the revival of the Great Horse Culture of the Lakota
Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride 2006 . . .
- Accepting the great honor of an invitation from the Lakota to participate in the 20th Anniversary Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride.
- December 18th 2006, Laurie and Leslie embark with Flying Nosferatu, Flying Masquerade, and Flying Bandalore
- Bridger, SD to Pine Ridge Reservation
- Concludes at a ceremonial gathering of the Lakota at the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.
- 130 to 160 riders, a huge portion were youth.
The ride retraced the trail taken by Chief Big Foot and his band in the winter of 1890 that ended in the Wounded Knee Massacre.
(Above) Traversing above the Pine Ridge Reservation Badlands
More than a memorial tribute, the ride is viewed by the Lakota as a strong symbolic spirit ride that revives their cultural spirit and instills in the youth a new respect for their cultural identity as Native people.
Leslie, Nosferatu (Jet), and Bandalore --New Years Eve 2006 Badlands, SD
To learn more about Chief Big Foot and the People go to http://www.woundedkneemuseum.org or click on the eagle feather.