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PHOTOS: Dakota 38 Plus 2 Reconciliation Ride

Riders led by Perry Little, center with staff, gallop Tuesday into Fort Thompson to finish the first leg of their journey to Mankato, Minn., as part of the Dakota 38 Plus 2 Reconciliation Ride. The riders started in Lower Brule Tuesday morning and headed to Fort Thompson, where they planned to stay the night and then embark for Wessington Springs Wednesday. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)1 / 6
Riders of the Dakota 38 Plus 2 Reconciliation Ride surround the Spirit of the Circle Monument on Tuesday afternoon outside of Fort Thompson, the first stop on the ride from Lower Brule to Mankato, Minn. The ride will end Dec. 26 in Mankato, where 38 Dakota men were hanged on that same date in 1862 as a result of the Dakota War. Two others who escaped were later caught and hanged in 1865. The ride's aim is to foster healing and reconciliation. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)2 / 6
Treyah Sittingbear, 12, of Saint Francis, pulls her blanket up to her head to shield her from the cold Tuesday morning in Lower Brule. Sittingbear traveled to Lower Brule for the start of the Dakota 38 Plus 2 Reconciliation Ride. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)3 / 6
Matt Pumpkinseed, of Sisseton, sits on his horse while surrounded by high school students for an opening prayer and ceremony to start the Dakota 38 Plus 2 Reconciliation Ride on Tuesday morning in Lower Brule. Pumpkinseed has participated in all eight rides, this being his ninth, from Lower Brule to Mankato, Minn.4 / 6
Dale LaRoche, a sophomore at Lower Brule High School, cheers on the runners as they finish their portion of a run Tuesday outside of Lower Brule. Runners from Lower Brule and Crow Creek ran ahead of riders of the Dakota 38 Plus 2 Reconciliation Ride as they traveled from Lower Brule to Fort Thompson. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)5 / 6
Tyler Shepherd, of Sisseton, warms his horse up before the start of the Dakota 38 Plus 2 Reconciliation Ride on Tuesday in Lower Brule. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)6 / 6
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PHOTOS: Dakota 38 Plus 2 Reconciliation Ride
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The Dakota 38 Plus 2 Reconciliation Ride from Lower Brule to Mankato, Minn., commemorates events from 1862. The riders started in Lower Brule Tuesday morning and headed to Fort Thompson, where they planned to stay the night and then embark for Wessington Springs Wednesday.

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The ride will end Dec. 26 in Mankato, where 38 Dakota men were hanged on that same date in 1862 as a result of the Dakota War. Two others who escaped were later caught and hanged in 1865. The ride's aim is to foster healing and reconciliation.

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