The Ride Home Webseries

A webseries of the epic commemorative journey of 13 strangers in the Summer of 2012 from Oklahoma to Montana along the trail of the Cheyenne Exodus of 1878, (mostly) on horseback

Web Series

June 12th, 2012

The Ride Home 5-part web series in sequential order…

 

Leaving Indian Territory from the ride home on Vimeo.

Global Grandmother Margaret Behan sets out with a small group on a 1,400 mile journey retracing the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878. Beginning at the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma in El Reno, the group trailers the horses as they move quickly between historical sites, visiting Fort Reno, Watonga, Washita and Turkey Springs in Oklahoma.
 
Their final destination is the 11th gathering of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in Lame Deer, Montana.
 

Tears at Sand Creek from the ride home on Vimeo.

Global Grandmother Margaret Behan and the Ride Home participants (human and equine) visit the site of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 in Eastern Colorado.
 

The Folks at Battle Canyon from the ride home on Vimeo.

While Grandmother Margaret has returned to Montana to, to prepare for the 11th gathering of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, the Ride Home participants continue forward and are welcomed by the residents of Scott City, Kansas, the 1878 site of the last Kansas battle between the Cheyenne and the pursuing cavalry.
 

Reservation Wildfire from the ride home on Vimeo.

Enduring one of hottest American summers on record, the riders have narrowly avoided massive wildfires in Colorado and Nebraska, even as they face outbreaks in the Black Hills and the largest of all, at their destination in Lame Deer, Montana. The Ride Home participant Alex Little Coyote and Global Grandmother Margaret Behan, both residents of Lame Deer, reflect on the devastating wildfire as well as the importance of the ceremonial fire.
 

Arrival at the Grandmothers’ Council from the ride home on Vimeo.

The Ride Home participants arrive at their destination; the 11th gathering of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. A glimpse at some of the poignant highlights from the four day council, including the return of horses and wolves to the ceremonial grounds.

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  • Kathy Gregory says on: June 18, 2012 at 8:27 pm

     

    This is of iinterest to me, I grew up near Scott Lake in Scott County, Kansas. Thank you.

  • Deana Wesstrom says on: June 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

     

    Thank you All for healing the land, the Earth, thank you!

  • Janis Arch says on: July 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

     

    Thank you for bringing this information to our attention. Our history books don’t like to talk about the genocide that we white people did to our Native American brothers and sisters. I am moved to tears.

  • Lorrie Hull Smithers, Ph.D. says on: October 13, 2012 at 4:03 am

     

    This is a terrific website and we are looking forward to the documentary,
    The Ride Home.” We hope to interview about the documentary and show scenes from it
    or from the Web page so well done here.

    We have just had a great interview with Ken Cornelius of the Sunshine Driving School, who told me of this worthwhile and exciting project of The Ride Home. thank you, Ken.

    Do noltify us when the documentary is finished, and hopefully we can book and interview
    regarding this fine project.
    Warm good wishes, and best wishes for success.
    Lorrie Hull Smithers, Ph.D.

  • oshana says on: January 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

     

    what’s happening with the movie?
    i helped sponsor it and would like to know where the production is at now that we are in 2013…Any screenings planned? I would like to know!

  • hans saramok says on: December 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm

     

    thank you for this movie that shows me that the earth will be healed when people come together to get in contact with themselves and with the heritage of their nations. i am german and i try to get in contact with the spirits of my country and with the spirit of mother earth.
    thanks a lot and may you and your work may be blessed.

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The Ride Home Webseries

A webseries of the epic commemorative journey of 13 strangers in the Summer of 2012 from Oklahoma to Montana along the trail of the Cheyenne Exodus of 1878, (mostly) on horseback