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Henry Skywater, a Dakota from the Birdtail Reserve in Manitoba, adjusts his headdress prior to setting out on the last section of the ride and run Friday from Spirit Lake, N.D., to Red Lake. Homer Eagle prepares his horse with Garon Zahn, both of Fort Yates, N.D. Tatanka Chante And Those Loved Ones Who Left Us is the first Memorial Unity ride. The memorial will culmi-nate with a healing ceremony this afternoon. Bemidji Pioneer photo.

Memorial ride to heal spirits from Red Lake tragedy

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RED LAKE, Minn. -- "Keep all the memories, but don't mourn," Henry Skywater told participants starting out on the last segment of their 250-mile journey from Spirit Lake, N.D., to Red Lake, Minn.

Skywater, a Dakota from the Birdtail Reserve in Manitoba, is leader of the Tatanka Chante And Those Loved Ones Who Left Us Memorial Unity Ride.

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