Horse Relative

THE HORSE RELATIVE explores the historic art of horse regalia and how the tradition is being revived and reinterpreted by Dakota communities for a new generation. Interviewees discuss the sacred relationship between the horse and the Dakota people, and the centuries-old tradition of dressing horses for ceremonies and celebrations. The film also looks at the efforts of artists, educators and community leaders to preserve and restore the Dakota language, cultural traditions and lifeways. Beyond chronicling how the Dakota people of Minnesota are working to keep their cultural identity thriving, THE HORSE RELATIVE also details a story of migration, following the difficult path Native people and their horse relatives traversed as foreigners settled the surrounding lands.

Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

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