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By Don Ogle 

Lakota journey

 

Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Lakota Sioux and guest riders passed through Sidney on their way to South Dakota. As part of a ride through The Tipi Raisers, the group resumed their journey Thursday morning after an overnight stay.

Lakota Sioux call it Wakan Tanka. Giving it a literal English translation is difficult at best, but one translation describes it as a sacred power, or sacredsness that resides in and has an effect and blessing on everything.

No matter the translation, "Wakan Tanka" was the explanation a Lakota Sioux Elder, Jake Yellow Horse, gave to a group of travelers when their journey through Cheyenne County took a much different turn than expected Wednesday.

The group is riding horses 350 miles from Boulder, Colo. to Oglala, S.D. on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to raise awareness to the conditions...



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