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By Karin Eagle
Native Sun News 

In the spirit of Crazy Horse, veterans honored

 

Last updated 9/26/2012 at 9:32pm

Photo: Courtesy/Pat Dobbs, Crazy Horse Memorial Staff

On July 4, horseback riders wrap up the final leg of a six-day trek from the Pine Ridge Reservation to the Crazy Horse Memorial. The ride was held in honor of military veterans, and organizers are hoping to make it a yearly tradition.

CUSTER, SD—The spirit of Crazy Horse was present during a recent Native American memorial and honoring horse ride.

Lakota riders from various reservations in South Dakota banded together along with non-Native American riders to honor military veterans during the almost week-long journey.

Pine Ridge, Standing Rock and Cheyenne River reservations were well represented during the 140-mile ride, which kicked off June 29 in Pine Ridge. The Akicita Sungakan Okolakiciye, or Warrior Horse Society, and the Omaka Tokatakiya, or Future Generations, riders collaborated to provide an honoring, which i...



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