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Smooth Feather Productions latest documentary film follows a 330 mile horseback ride to honor 38 Dakota men hanged in 1862.
182 backers pledged $20,155 to help bring this project to life.

"Dakota 38" Update

Posted by Silas Hagerty (Creator)

To friends, family, and glorious supporters I have yet to meet,

I wanted to thank you all for your amazing support. Over the past few weeks it has been both humbling and inspiring to see the support from so many different directions and of all different sizes. We're currently about 70 percent of the way towards our goal which is exciting. There are 9 days to go.

We're getting fired up to load up the Winnebago once the film is finished and begin screening "Dakota 38" across the country. We've got a 16 foot wide screen and a sound system that echoes through the hills. Each of your generous gifts makes finishing the film and embarking on this voyage of healing & reconciliation all the more possible.

Thanks again for you amazing support and we're honored to have 103 new souls involved with "Dakota 38".

Sending much love and thanks,



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      Brian Baker on

      I am delighted to help and would like my wifes name (Holly Martin Baker) on anything when you pull this off. My wife is native a traditional dancer and is the main reason I have begun to appreciate projects such as yours....Brian Baker

    2. Sally Alaine Roach on

      Awesome. I am so excited for you also. I know along with this being a movie, it is also a sad remembrance of days gone by. I am happy that the truth will now be known and the healing can start. I have encouraged my children whom are Prairie Island Midwaketon Sioux to help you out and we ask the Great Spirit to guide you and protect you on your journey. And I am so looking forward to see the film account of this. Thank you for opening so many eyes so that they can see we are all brothers and sisters and the Earth is our protector.