Final Dakota + 28 Memorial Ride through Mankato

The Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial riders have reached their destination of Reconciliation Park in Mankato for the final time.
Published: Dec. 26, 2022 at 1:03 PM CST
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial riders have reached their destination of Reconciliation Park in Mankato for the final time.

Around 9:30 this morning, riders made their way to the site where 38 Dakota men were hanged in Mankato 160 years ago today.

To memorialize those lives lost, a group of Lakota riders have journeyed on horse from La Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, a 330-mile trip.

With four senior riders retiring, organizers have decided this will be the final year of the ride, which started in 2005.

Following the annual ceremony this morning, a documentary on the ride was screened at the Blue Earth County library.