Dakota 38

Film Screening and Discussion with Jim Miller and Alberta Iron Cloud

Date & Time:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Free and open to the public


McNeely Hall 100
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus

Jim Miller

Jim Miller

The film “Dakota 38” was shown and followed by a discussion led by Jim Miller and Alberta Iron Cloud of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation about the Dakota history and spirituality introduced in the film.  In 2005 Miller had a dream about riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota.  Prior to waking, he found himself at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged.  At the time, he knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history in 1862.  Four years later, after embracing the message of the dream, Miller and a group of riders retraced the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota, to Mankato, Minnesota, to arrive at the site of the hanging on the anniversary of the execution.  “Dakota 38,” which documents their journey, is a story of hope and healing as they confront the painful history it represents and the plight of their communities today. 

Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center and the UST department of justice and peace studies in collaboration with the Healing Minnesota Stories initiative promoted by the St. Paul Interfaith Network

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