Friday, June 15, 2012

Courtesy Posting: Dakota 38

The local United Church of Christ asked me to post this invitation to any Episcopalians in the area who might be interested. The Episcopal Bishop Henry Whipple at the time was very involved in trying to stop this, writing to President Lincoln directly.
Dakota 38
a smoothfeather production

In the spring of 2005, Lakota Spiritual Leader Jim Miller awoke from a dream in which 38 of his Dakota ancestors were hanged. He soon learned that he had dreamt about the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. Four years later, Jim and a group of riders decided to retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback across the great plains to arrive at the hanging site in Mankato, Minnesota on the anniversary of the execution. This is the story of their journey to bring reconciliation and healing to all. This event is an intentional step in the Sacred Conversation on Race in the South Dakota Conference of the United Church of Christ. People of all faiths or no faith are welcome! For more information, contact the church office.

Admission is Free! All events held at
Brookings United Church of Christ
828 8th St South
Brookings, SD 57006

June 29 6:15 Potluck and visit with Jim Miller
7:00 Dakota 38
June 30 11am-2pm Cookout and fellowship

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