Laura Waterman Wittstock

The perverse history of governmental-Lakota/Dakota relations took a more sinister turn when the Hiawatha Insane Asylum was built 10 years after Wounded Knee, December 29, 1890. It operated for over 30 years before it was torn down....

Kristi Eaton
When the city council in Oklahoma’s capital and largest city – Oklahoma City – decided last fall to vote down a resolution to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a grou...
Rogue militants, a whiny corporation, a chastened grave robber and the halls of Fame and Shame were on Indian country’s collective mind this past week...
Vincent Schilling
Since signing an agreement to purchase the historic site of Wounded Knee, Tim Giago, Lakota, has established a website to collect donations toward the $3.9 million price-tag...
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...
Vincent Schilling
Tim Giago, Lakota, renowned journalist, publisher and founder of publications such as the Lakota Times, Native Sun News and Indian Country Today, has told ICTMN he has signed an ag...
Hunkpapa Lakota Mens Shirt Wounded Knee
Mark Hirsch
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...
Eyewitnesses at 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...
Simon Moya-Smith
Addressing the inequities of the criminal justice system, President Obama on Monday commuted the sentences of 46 federal prisoners who had been convicted of drug offenses...
Wounded Knee Escort Horses
On February 27, 1973, some 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupati...