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A photo of the 2012 Crazy Horse Ride

Annual Crazy Horse Ride Leads Into Oglala Lakota Veterans Pow Wow


The annual Crazy Horse Ride is underway. This year, the 16th annual, is focusing on renewal, after devastating wildfires affected the Great Plains last summer. 

This year's ride began June 2 and is finishing today, June 6. The event is an effort to unify communities, remember Lakota warrior Crazy Horse, honor today’s veterans and provide a safe, cultural experience for Lakota youth, according to organizer Charles "Bamm" Brewer, Oglala Lakota.

The procession traverses the highway from Fort Robinson in Nebraska to Pine Ridge, where it will lead right into the 25th Annual All Veterans Oglala Lakota Gathering and Traditional Pow Wow. The pow wow is being held on the Pine Ridge Pow Wow Grounds and wil run through Sunday, June 9. For more information about the pow wow, call 605-441-6430.

Although full of historical importance and signifcance, Brewer wanted to keep things simple. “I want to keep it a humble ride,” he told the Rapid City Journal, stressing the significance of the spiritual and cultural connections the ride provides for him and others.

“It has a huge spiritual impact on me,” Brewer said.

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this reminds me of what we do here in the NW during the summer months, travel our ancestral highways in the water with our canoes, Canoe Journey where up to 100 canoes travel the water highways. We stop along the journey and tribe's host where we are fed and we all share songs, drumming and dance....it's all fun and very humbling......

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