This Week's Program: Wednesday, September 8, 2021


Dylan Shields about his experience on the recent Whitestone Hill Memorial Horseback Ride with a group from a number of Dakota and Lakota nations. Dylan, a filmmaker, grew up on the Duck Valley Reservation in Nevada among the Paiute and Shoshone people. They rode across the northern Plains from Crow Creek, South Dakota to Whitestone Hill State Historic Site, 23 miles southeast of Kulm, Dickey County, North Dakota. They arrived on September 3. This is the second of four planned Rides held in remembrance of ancestors who were at Whitestone on September 3-5,1863, when white soldiers led by General Alfred Sully attacked a tipi camp of Yaktonai, Dakota, Hunkpapa Lakota and Blackfeet (Sihasapa Lakota) as part of a military mission to punish participants of the Dakota War of 1862. Between 100 and 300 Native men, women and children were massacred or captured.

In the second segment, we hear “My Last Warning,” featuring Chief Oren Lyons, Wolf Clan, Onondaga Nation.