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The Truth About the Wounded Knee Massacre
Patti Jo King
In 1889, the pronouncements of Paiute mystic Wovoka sparked hope of the dawning of a new age among Western tribes; an age that promised an end to Euro-American oppression and a ret...
Wounded Knee: Healing the Wounds of the Past
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, marks the 125th anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee, a “sad and horrible event” Native and non-Native Americans still struggle to comprehend...
8 Ways to Learn About Wounded Knee
Tanya H. Lee
This year is the 125th anniversary of the December 29, 1890 massacre of a band of Miniconjou Lakota led by Chief Spotted Elk, who was called Big Foot by the government...
Invasion of America: Native Dispossession Swept Aside, Should Be Unforgettable
Between 1776 and the present, the United States seized some 1.5 billion acres from North America’s Native peoples, an area 25 times the size of the United Kingdom...
Film ‘West of Thunder’ Highlights Revenge, Peace, and Raises Money for New School
“West of Thunder,” which debuts today, January 20, is a tale of revenge versus peace and what happens when a man moves into a Pine Ridge Reservation border town nine years after th...
Big Foot Ride Began With a Vision, Continues With Youth
Native History: Wounded Knee Descendent Remembers Family’s Past
This Date in Native History: On December 29, 1890, a band of Miniconjou Lakota led by Chief Spotted Elk—called Big Foot by the government—were massacred at Wounded Knee...
Native History: The Statue of Liberty Stands for a Legacy of Hypocrisy
This Date in Native History: On October 28, 1886 the Statue of Liberty first shined her light on the American harbors, promising freedom and liberty to all who entered...
Native History: How a Lame Cow Started the Plains Wars
This Date in Native History: An old, lame cow and a group of greedy emigrants spurred one young lieutenant’s lust for glory, resulting in the death of 30 soldiers and one Brule chi...
Chief Joseph Brings Plenty: Save Wounded Knee
In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Chief Joseph Brings Plenty explains just why Wounded Knee should be saved...
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