"Dakota 38" Film Documentary about Reconciliation after US-Dakota War in MN

Feb 10 2013 2:30 pm
Carleton College Weitz Center Cinema, 320 E 3rd St.

Free public screening of the critically-acclaimed film ‘Dakota 38,’ a documentary of the ceremonial horseback ride from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato where the largest mass execution in US history took place on Dec. 26, 1862. Introduction by Grace Horne, ride participant,  member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation, and NHS graduate. Discussion following.

 About the Film: Dakota 38 is a powerful film documenting the annual commemorative 330- mile horse ride honoring the Dakota 38, hung in the largest mass execution in US history, December 26, 1862 in Mankato MN. This ride is inspired by a dream deeply rooted in healing and reconciliation from the effects of genocide in MN. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have passed resolutions acknowledging that genocide happened here. What does this mean for us to be aware of this? What does it mean for us that we live on Treaty Land? Come for the film and the discussion led by Grace Horne, Northfield graduate, ride participant, and member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation. Sunday, February 10, 2:30 pm, Weitz Cinema.  Sponsored by American Studies Dept. and Humanities Center at Carleton, Northfield People for Peace and Good Will, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, UCC Service and Social Responsibility Committee, and St. John's Peace and Justice Group.  Web link for this event:

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February 10, Sunday 10am: as part of its ‘Stand on the Side of Love’ celebration, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is pleased to announce a special service with guest speaker Grace Horne, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation and a participant in the ‘Dakota 38 Ride’ (see below). Grace was raised in traditional spirituality and is also a Northfield High School graduate. For the morning service she will tell the ‘Story of Tail Feather Woman’ and share experiences from participating in the 330 mile horseback ride honoring victims of the US-Dakota War of 1862.  Location for Sunday morning service is at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on the corner of West 2nd and Division.