Annual Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride to Wounded Knee
The Annual Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride commemorates Chief Big Foot's band of Minneconjou Lakota on their flight from Standing Rock Reservation to Wounded Knee on December 29th, 1890.
Help the Riders through your prayers! If you are in a position to make a financial contribution to the event you can do so by contacting Bryce Little Thunder (605-821-9153) (Eagle Butte, South Dakota - Cheyenne River Reservation). Bryce plays an active role in helping to coordinate multiple aspects of the annual ride including scheduling Riders, horses, equipment, and food supplies (just to name a few). Your support is very appreciated and meaningful.
Beginning ceremonies were held in McLaughlin, South Dakota, Standing Rock Reservation on December 14th. The riders began their journey yesterday (December 15th, 2011) to Chief Sitting Bull's camp, where he was assassinated on December 15th, 1890. Upon arriving, the Riders will offer prayers and remembrance as they continue their journey.
Bryce has his hands full providing food and shelter for both the Riders and their horses. He is very grateful to the Cheyenne River Reservation Council for providing assistance and to those who have donated hay and loaned their horse trailers. A special thanks goes out to the Bill Ott family ranch for the use of their land and Takini School for their help. Thanks also goes out to all the "unnamed" folks who support this event year after year in a multitude of ways...
If you would like to help Bryce and Riders, he can be reached at (605) 821-9153, P.O. BOX 1423, Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625 (Cell phone service will be intermittent throughout the ride).