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