Peter Lengkeek, The Dakota Wokiksuye 38 + 2 Memorial Ride staff keeper, center, spoke to the large crowd gathered at Reconcilation Park Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Mankato, Minn. The annual ride commemorates the 38 + 2 Dakota warriors hanged following the Dakota War of 1862. The "Dakota 38" Memorial lists the names of all the Dakota warriors hanged in 1862. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles)

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Peter Lengkeek, The Dakota Wokiksuye 38 + 2 Memorial Ride staff keeper, center, spoke to the large crowd gathered at Reconcilation Park Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Mankato, Minn. The annual ride commemorates the 38 + 2 Dakota warriors hanged following the Dakota War of 1862. The "Dakota 38" Memorial lists the names of all the Dakota warriors hanged in 1862. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles)
Peter Lengkeek, The Dakota Wokiksuye 38 + 2 Memorial Ride staff keeper, center, spoke to the large crowd gathered at Reconcilation Park Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Mankato, Minn. The annual ride commemorates the 38 + 2 Dakota warriors hanged following the Dakota War of 1862. The "Dakota 38" Memorial lists the names of all the Dakota warriors hanged in 1862. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles)
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