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Wounded Knee

12/8/2019

article 'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee bill draws attention in presidential circles
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislation to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to those who participated in the 1890 Massacre at Wounded Knee is gaining steam on Capitol Hill....

12/6/2019

article Oregon Senators Support Revoking Wounded Knee Massacre Medals
(Washington D.C.) -- The Wounded Knee massacre of 1890 was among the deadliest attacks ever on Native Americans by the U.S. military. Hundreds of Indigenous people were...

12/4/2019

article Buddhist Descendant of Wounded Knee Soldier Offers Apology to Lakota Nation
(South Dakota) -- The Buddhist great great grandson of a US military commander who participated in the infamous Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, one of the most brutal...
article Merkley and Wyden Seek to Revoke Wounded Knee Medals of Honor
(South Dakota) -- Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced the Senate introduction of legislation to revoke the Medal of Honor from the soldiers...

12/2/2019

article 'Remove the Stain': Warren's bill aims to rescind 20 Medals of Honor
(South Dakota) -- Twenty soldiers received the Medal of Honor for actions at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. The "Remove the Stain Act" wants...

11/29/2019

article Mass Shootings Are Connected to America’s Legacy of Anti-Indigenous Violence
(Indian Country) -- There have so far been more mass shootings in the U.S. in 2019 than days of the year. According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), there were 381...

11/28/2019

article Soldiers got Medals of Honor for massacring Native Americans. This bill would take them away.
(Washington D.C.) -- On Dec. 29, 1890, the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry opened fire on hundreds of Native Americans in one of most shameful and bloody acts of violence...

11/27/2019

article Elizabeth Warren Wants to Revoke Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee Massacre
(Washington D.C.) -- A new Senate bill would rescind medals from 20 U.S. soldiers who slaughtered hundreds of Native Americans. “The horrifying acts of violence...
article Warren bill would revoke Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee massacre
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced legislation Wednesday that would revoke 20 Medals of Honor that were awarded to soldiers who participated...

11/25/2019

article COLUMN: Wounded Knee medals should be revoked
(Washington D.C.) -- Shame on 9 of the 10 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota and the Dakotas for their responses on revoking the Medals of Honor...
article BOOK: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
(USA) -- Much of what has been taught in schools, and propagated through popular culture about the role of Indians (the term used by the author throughout this book) in...

11/21/2019

article Sen. Rounds does not support rescinding Wounded Knee medals
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds says he does not support revoking the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded...

11/20/2019

article Returning to Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- What you think of when you hear the phrase “Wounded Knee” depends largely on two factors: how old you are, and whether or not you are...

11/12/2019

article Wounded Knee Descendant Apologizes for Massacre
(South Dakota) -- U.S. troops killed over 250 Native Americans in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre. Now, almost 130 years later, a descendant of a U.S. commander who was...
article Descendent of U.S. Commander Apologizes for Wounded Knee Massacre
(New Mexico) -- U.S. troops killed over 250 Native Americans in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre. Now, almost 130 years later, a descendant of a U.S. commander who was in...

11/9/2019

article Efforts To Heal Wounds Of Wounded Knee Massacre
(South Dakota) -- SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Tensions between Native Americans and White Americans often have roots in tragedies of the past. This week, a descendant of a U.S....
article ‘Still, this is our land’: Larry Hott film “The Warrior Tradition” highlights Native Americans serving in the U.S. military
(South Dakota) -- On a stretch of frozen ground in South Dakota in late December 1890, as many as 300 Lakota Indians, predominantly women and children, were gunned down...

11/3/2019

article Some reps from Dakotas, Minnesota undecided on revoking medals awarded after Wounded Knee massacre
(North Dakota) -- U.S. House representatives from the Dakotas and Minnesota are largely undecided on a bill that would rescind Medals of Honor awarded after a 129-year-...

11/2/2019

article Some reps from Dakotas, Minn. undecided on revoking Wounded Knee massacre medals
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. House representatives from the Dakotas and Minnesota are largely undecided on a bill that would rescind Medals of Honor awarded after a 129-...

8/21/2019

article At Sioux City Native American forum, presidential hopefuls denounce Wounded Knee Medals of Honor
(Iowa) -- A group of six 2020 presidential candidates on Tuesday weighed in on issues of importance to Native Americans in a Sioux City forum, and a Native man led off...
article Presidential candidates support rescinding medals for Wounded Knee Massacre
(Iowa) -- Some of the Democratic presidential candidates said they support rescinding the 20 Medals of Honor awarded to U.S. soldiers for the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.

8/20/2019

article Presidential candidates in Sioux City forum support rescinding Wounded Knee medals
(Iowa) -- A group of six 2020 presidential candidates Tuesday weighed in on issues of importance to Native Americans in a Sioux City forum, and a Native man led off the...

8/6/2019

article A Prayer at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- “Civilization in America,” Frederick Jackson Turner thundered in 1893, “has followed the arteries made by geology, pouring an ever...

7/18/2019

article OP/ED: Wounded Knee and Medals of Honor
(USA) -- History, the saying goes, is written by the winners, a fact that can often produce one-side, one-dimensional views on the past, unless other voices are...

7/15/2019

article OP/ED: Wounded Knee And Medals Of Honor
(South Dakota) -- History, the saying goes, is written by the winners, a fact that can often produce one-side, one-dimensional views on the past, unless other voices are...

7/10/2019

article NAC: Wounded Knee dishonor
(Washington D.C.) -- There’s a push on to rescind the official honors bestowed on members of the 7th Calvary Regiment for their roles in the Wounded Knee Massacre...

7/9/2019

article LaDuke: Born on the Fourth of July
(Indian Country) -- American historian Howard Zinn once said, “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people." I’m not the...

7/3/2019

article Removing the Stain of Wounded Knee: Members of Congress Move to Rescind Medals of Honor
(Washington D.C.) -- Bodies frozen in the snow, a baby with five bullet wounds, small children shot at such close range their clothes and bodies were singed with...

6/26/2019

article Lawmakers seek to rescind Medals of Honor from soldiers at Wounded Knee massacre
(Washington D.C.) -- Three House members are calling for Congress to posthumously rescind Medals of Honor awarded to 20 U.S. soldiers who participated in the 1890...
article Rep. Denny Heck: Bury the medals of Wounded Knee
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislation to rescind 20 Congressional Medals of Honor awarded after the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee in South Dakota was unveiled Wednesday by U....

6/25/2019

article Bill seeks to 'remove stain' of Wounded Knee Massacre medals
(Washington D.C.) -- New federal legislation seeks to “Remove the Stain” from the Medal of Honor by rescinding 20 medals that were awarded to soldiers who...
article Deb Haaland Wants Justice for the Wounded Knee Massacre
(Washington D.C.) -- To be awarded a Medal of Honor in the United States, a person must display “great personal bravery or self-sacrifice.” For the past 129...
article House lawmakers propose bill to rescind Medals of Honor awarded for Wounded Knee Massacre
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill introduced Tuesday would rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers who received them for actions during the Wounded Knee Massacre in...
article Native American groups press Congress to rescind Wounded Knee medals
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American groups are asking Congress to rescind 20 Medals of Honor bestowed on American troops who massacred hundreds of women and children at...
article Three House members seek to strip Medals of Honor from 20 Wounded Knee Massacre soldiers
(Washington D.C.) -- Three House members have introduced a bill calling on Congress to strip Medals of Honor from 20 soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee...

6/23/2019

article Descendants of Wounded Knee Massacre go to the Capitol to revoke medals of honor
(South Dakota) -- Nine Native Americans in South Dakota boarded a flight out of Rapid City Regional Airport Sunday morning to the Capitol to tell Congress to revoke...

5/25/2019

article Honoring the Medal of Honor winners who killed innocent Lakota at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- A gentleman named John L. Jackson has plans to open a Medal of Honor museum at the Rushmore Mall. Most Americans would say, “Great, or it’s...
article In Philly lies a casualty of the Battle of the Little Bighorn — and a question of duty
(Pennsylvania) -- Some soldiers held dark premonitions ahead of the battle, imagining their own deaths. An Army scout began giving away his belongings once he understood...

5/20/2019

article We’re Still Here: Native America after Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Nephelopsis obscura, the common ribbon leech, is black and slimy, segmented, and like the earthworm, hermaphroditic. In the shallow waters of the Great...

2/27/2019

article WOSTER: Wounded Knee occupation revisited
(South Dakota) -- Before this day ended in 1973, about 40 cars filled with American Indian Movement members and followers had driven down the hill into the Wounded Knee...

2/22/2019

article There's a Growing Push to Rescind the Medals of Honor Awarded to the U.S. Soldiers at Wounded Knee
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American voting rights group Four Directions is building support for its bid to rescind the medals of honor issued to the United States...

2/13/2019

article Trump's tweet sparks effort to rescind Wounded Knee medals
(South Dakota) -- A controversial tweet by President Donald Trump could be a catalyst to rescind medals that were awarded for the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, a South...

2/3/2019

article Review: 'The Heartbeat of ­Wounded Knee' by David Treuer
(United Arab Emirates) -- The massacre mentioned in the title of David Treuer’s new book, The Heartbeat of ­Wounded Knee, took place in 1890, in the middle of...

1/25/2019

article BOOK: ‘The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee’ Aims To Usher In A New Narrative For Native Americans
(Florida) -- In the 1970 work by Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the author — a non-Indian with seemingly little connection to any current tribes...

1/24/2019

article BOOK: The recovery from Wounded Knee
(Indian Country) -- According to a convenient myth dating back to the 19th century, Native Americans were doomed to vanish, except for a few hold-outs on remote and...

1/20/2019

article REVIEW: A New History of Native Americans Responds to ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’
(New York) -- Over the past 12 months, Native American politicians, artists and academics have made uncommon gains. Indeed, Native American women helped to make 2018 the...

1/19/2019

article BOOK: 'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience
(California) -- David Treuer's book is a wide-ranging account of Native American life, from the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre to now. He says that, contrary to popular...

1/18/2019

article BOOK: 'The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,' by David Treuer
(New York) -- Amid the ferment of the civil rights era, Dee Brown published his classic "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" in 1970, striking down myths of how the...

1/15/2019

article Native leaders, Sen. Rounds criticize Pres. Trump's Wounded Knee comment
(South Dakota) -- Native American leaders and Sen. Mike Rounds are pushing back against a comment President Donald Trump made Sunday night on Twitter referencing Wounded...
article South Dakota officials rebuke President Donald Trump for Wounded Knee tweet
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's tribal and federal officials are criticizing President Donald Trump's reference to the Wounded Knee Massacre to mock...
article Student, teacher hope president's Wounded Knee tweet encourages awareness
(South Dakota) -- Native American groups are condemning President Donald Trump for a tweet he made, using one of the largest domestic massacres in American history to...

1/2/2019

article ROLO: Keeping Alive the Memory of Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- On a late December morning in 1890, a camp of Minneconjou Sioux families huddled around fires on the banks of Wounded Knee Creek when the cold silence...

12/26/2018

article SDAM to commemorate men, women, children killed at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Saturday, Dec. 29 marks the 128th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre. To commemorate the estimated 300 Lakota men, women and children killed that...

12/23/2018

article We are Wounded by Wounded Knee: A People Remembers & Hopes for Reconciliation During Christmas
(Oregon) -- This commentary was originally published in Indian Country Today January 2, 2014, but since the reorganization of the publication, was removed from the...

12/22/2018

article Native Americans Ride to Remember Wounded Knee Massacre
(South Dakota) -- Dozens of Lakota and other Native American allies are about to converge on Bridger, South Dakota, for a pilgrimage they’ve made every December...

12/1/2018

article Descendant of Wounded Knee Massacre commander apologizes
(South Dakota) -- A descendant of the commander of the Wounded Knee Massacre apologized and participated in a healing ceremony recently on the Pine Ridge Indian...

9/12/2018

article Film Explores Wounded Knee Massacre Through Eyes Of Its Native Actors
(Wyoming) -- The independent film Neither Wolf Nor Dog is set to screen in Jackson this week. Set in Indian Country, it showcases Native actors and explores the history...

2/27/2018

article 45 years since Wounded Knee occupation
(South Dakota) -- If you were around in South Dakota in 1973, there’s no doubt you remember this event. Tuesday marked 45 years since members of the American...

12/29/2017

article Ride marks anniversary of Wounded Knee Massacre
(South Dakota) -- The frigid temperatures and snow didn't stop the riders on the Annual Bigfoot Memorial Ride made their way to Wounded Knee Friday to mark the...

12/21/2017

article Wounded Knee Massacre Weather
(South Dakota) -- In preparation for the upcoming Takuwe exhibit which situates the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre in historical and contemporary contexts, CAIRNS is...

12/10/2017

article Preserving Lakota culture with a 14 day horseback ride
(South Dakota) -- People had the chance to learn about the Future Generations ride at the Journey Museum Tuesday afternoon. The annual ride is a 14 day journey on...

11/19/2017

article Publisher eyes Wounded Knee development
(South Dakota) -- Rapid City publisher Tim Giago has a vision for Wounded Knee, the site of a massacre of Native Americans in 1890. He wants to see the site developed...

10/22/2017

article Sunday Extra: Wounded Knee can't be forgotten
(USA) -- Some media reports had said that the recent Las Vegas mass slaughter was "the worst massacre in U.S. history." As horrific and intolerable as it was,...

10/21/2017

article PhotoFiles: Wounded Knee trials in Lincoln
(Nebraska) -- In 1974, Lincoln was the site of the Wounded Knee trials after they were moved from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. More than 100 Native defendants stood trial...

5/17/2017

article Researchers locate long lost Wounded Knee survivor buried in Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- Researchers digging in to the history of children who died at the old Rapid City Indian Boarding School made a remarkable discovery this month that...

5/8/2017

article Native History: 71-Day Wounded Knee Occupation Ends
(South Dakota) -- This Date in Native History: On May 8, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement surrendered to federal authorities on South Dakota’s Pine...

4/11/2017

article A Lost American Religion
(USA) -- For centuries, Native Americans have been seen through one or another distorting lens of the Anglo-American imagination: as archetypal savages, as the hapless...

3/7/2017

article From the archives: The sounds of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation
(Minnesota) -- For two months, about 200 members of the American Indian Movement and Oglala Lakota tribe members had been occupying the site of an 1890 massacre of...

2/27/2017

article Native History: AIM Occupation of Wounded Knee Begins
(South Dakota) -- This Date in Native History: On February 27, 1973, about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota...

12/29/2016

article Grief, hope mix on Wounded Knee anniversary
(South Dakota) -- Dec. 29 marks a tragic, iconic day for American Indians. It's the anniversary of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre where dozens of Native American men...
article On the anniversary of Wounded Knee, a reading list
(South Dakota) -- Today marks the 126th anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee, when a U.S. cavalry regiment killed more than 100 members of the Lakota tribe on the...
article Remember the Massacre at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- As dawn appeared on December 29, 1890, about 350 Lakota Indians awoke, having been forced by the US Army to camp the night before alongside the Wounded...

10/30/2016

article GIAGO: Wounded Knee ‘73 was Indians Against Indians
(South Dakota) -- In the past few weeks I have heard some of our young people say that the peaceful protests up on the Standing Rock Reservation that are attempting to...

10/6/2016

article In defense of the Wounded Knee militants
(South Dakota) -- The courageous protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline are being led by Indigenous peoples—this represents a reawakening...

8/26/2016

article Writers Group: Apology journey to Wounded Knee had powerful effect
(South Dakota) -- “Hey, Ryan, could you come over so we could discuss you assisting in writing the documentary for the 'On Bended Knee: Prayer and Forgiveness...

8/2/2016

article COLUMN: Wounded Knee site of worst massacre
(Tennessee) -- As I watched the stories of the killing of patrons at Pulse, the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, several reporters commented that it was the worst...

7/14/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auction
(South Dakota) -- Three rifles removed from the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre by a non-Native woman have been sold at public auction for $137,000.

7/9/2016

article Not So Fast - Conflicting Views on Possible Sale of Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- ICTMN has received conflicting reports regarding the $3.9-million deal forged between Tim Giago (Lakota) and Wounded Knee and owner Jim Czywczynski.
article Warrior Society Founder Offers Conflicting Account on Wounded Knee Deal
(South Dakota) -- Despite recent reports to the contrary, James Swan, founder of the United Urban Warrior Society, stuck to his claims that Tim Giago communicated to him...

7/5/2016

article Lakota Elder Questions Sale Of Wounded Knee Rifles
(South Dakota) -- Heritage Auctions’ web site referred to all of the items sold as “The Rathbun Family Collection”. The rifles are designated as having...

6/20/2016

article Remembering the Wounded Knee Massacre
(USA) -- Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee, A Reader's Companion (Rutgers University Press, 2015) by Shelley Fisher Fishkin is a...

6/19/2016

article Wounded Knee, and the bloody history of mass shootings in the US
(South Dakota) -- When Omar Mateen gunned down 49 people in an Orlando night club last week, many news organizations quickly identified it as the worst mass-shooting in...

6/16/2016

article Moya-Smith: For Hundreds of Years, People Have Been Slaughtered in the U.S.
(New York) -- Too many families and too many friends in this country have had to mourn the death of too many loved ones far too often. For hundreds of years, people have...

6/9/2016

article Auction of pipes, rifles from Wounded Knee massacre 'heresy,' Native Americans say
(Canada) -- Tribal leaders are questioning the ethical and legal implications of an auction featuring more than 100 items collected on two Native American reservations,...

5/24/2016

article A business already at Wounded Knee?
(South Dakota) -- Just below the Wounded Knee memorial gravesite, sits a boarded-up, rundown brown building which, according to family members of Gary Rowland and Cleon...

4/25/2016

article GIAGO: A Final Word on Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- There is an old saying that goes, “Never get into a pissing contest with a skunk” or in this case “skunks” and I do not intend...
article Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory
(South Dakota) -- On April 3, Joseph Medicine Crow—Native American historian, anthropologist, author and World War 2 veteran—died at the age of 102 in...

4/23/2016

article Lakota elder Little Finger talks about Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The recent attempts to purchase Wounded Knee by the National Historic Site of Wounded Knee, Inc. led by Tim Giago has been a source of great emotional...

4/15/2016

article Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- In his April 12, 2016 Indianz.com column Tim Giago writes, “When I decided to take on the task of buying the land at Wounded Knee on the Pine...

4/10/2016

article GIAGO: How Does One Set a Price on a Historic Site?
(South Dakota) -- When I decided to take on the task of buying the land at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota from the white landowner,...

2/16/2016

article The ghosts of Wounded Knee: travels through the scene of a massacre
(South Dakota) -- The US cavalry killed more than 200 Native Americans at Wounded Knee in 1890. British photographer Kalpesh Lathigra met the tribal leaders, teenagers...

2/8/2016

article Commentary: Native Voices – Wound-A-Kneeism
(California) -- In the bitter cold month of December, 1890 earsplitting gunfire, cannon-like blasts from Hotchkiss guns, and tortured screams could be heard from a...

1/26/2016

article Warrior's view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn on display at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center
(California) -- A rare exhibition of 12 drawings by acclaimed artist Red Horse, a Sioux warrior who fought against George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. Cavalry at the...

1/12/2016

article Giago wants tribes to control Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Tim Giago has a simple idea: help raise enough money to buy land for sale adjacent to the Wounded Knee massacre site. But nothing stays simple for long...
article Sioux Journalist Buys Wounded Knee for a Native American Holocaust Museum
(South Dakota) -- Tim Giago, a leading Native American journalist and retired publisher, has agreed to purchase the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, to build a...

1/6/2016

article TRIMBLE: Thoughts and questions on the sale of Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The story broke on December 29, 2015, the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, that Lakota publisher Tim Giago has agreed to purchase the 40...

1/4/2016

article Help Buy Wounded Knee: Website Now Up For Donations
(South Dakota) -- Since signing an agreement to purchase the historic site of Wounded Knee, Tim Giago, Lakota, has established a website to collect donations toward the...

1/1/2016

article The Truth About the Wounded Knee Massacre
(South Dakota) -- 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-...

12/30/2015

article Longtime publisher Tim Giago raising funds to buy Wounded Knee property for tribes
(South Dakota) -- When the foundation he created raises $3 million — and Tim Giago has no doubt that will happen — he wants to see the Wounded Knee land he...
article Wounded Knee, 125 years later
(South Dakota) -- Flakes of ceremonial tobacco fluttered from outstretched hands Tuesday morning as a frigid wind whispered over Wounded Knee, an echo of that day 125...

12/29/2015

article 125 Years After a Massacre, Native Americans Are Still Fighting to Take Back Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Tim Giago could have retired with his accomplishments. The 81-year-old Oglala Lakota journalist and South Dakota native founded the influential Indian...
article Atoning for the Wounded Knee Massacre: General Nelson A. Miles and the Lakota survivors’ pursuit of justice
(South Dakota) -- Today, 29 December 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, when the US Seventh Cavalry killed the Lakota Chief Big Foot...
article Wounded Knee Massacre – 29 December 1890
(South Dakota) -- The Massacre at Wounded Knee saw over 300 men, women and children shot down on December 29th in 1890. The United States 7th Cavalry Regiment, under the...

12/28/2015

article Lakota Publisher Plans For Purchase Of Wounded Knee Ground
(South Dakota) -- For years, Oglala Tribe officials have been unable to reach an agreement with a private landowner to purchase most of the Wounded Knee Massacre site....
article Remembering the Wounded Knee Massacre
(South Dakota) -- On December 29, 1890, the massacre of Sioux warriors, women and children along Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota marked the final chapter...
article Riders mark Wounded Knee anniversary
(South Dakota) -- About 175 riders made their way to Wounded Knee Monday afternoon to mark the 125 year anniversary of the massacre there of more than 200 Lakota men,...

12/27/2015

article Chief Big Foot Memorial Ride kicks off commemoration of massacre at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Hunkering down after many hours of riding through the cold on horseback, Jean Fleury — the lead organizer of the Chief Big Foot Band Memorial...

12/23/2015

article Dakota Life: Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Someone was singing that morning by Wounded Knee Creek. The whites didn’t understand why. That’s one of the odd details in survivors...

12/21/2015

article It’s Been 125 Years Since Wounded Knee. The Lakota Are Still Seeking Justice
(South Dakota) -- This year marks the 125th anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, where the U.S. Seventh Cavalry killed the Lakota Chief Big...

12/1/2015

article Native History: Wounded Knee Descendent Remembers Family’s Past
(South Dakota) -- 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—...

11/6/2015

article Remembering Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The massacre at Wounded Knee occurred when our state was just one year old, yet the effects of that cold winter day still reverberate throughout our...

10/26/2015

article BLOG: Johnny Depp To Buy Site Of Wounded Knee Massacre, Give It Back To Native Americans
(South Dakota) -- In an interview with The Daily Mail on Sunday, well-known actor Johnny Depp disclosed that he intends to buy Wounded Knee, a national historic landmark...

7/12/2015

article Onondaga Nation chief, visiting Leesport, recalls 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee
(Pennsylvania) -- In March 1973, when members of the American Indian Movement commandeered the town of Wounded Knee, S.D., Chief William Lazore of the Onondaga Nation in...

3/7/2015

article Jackley: Aquash Case Might Solve Other Wounded Knee Cases
(South Dakota) -- Now that John Graham is in prison for life for murdering Annie Mae Aquash in December 1975 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, perhaps other cold...
article Len Foster on the 42nd Anniversary of Wounded Knee & Other Native Issues
(California) -- The Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland, California, recently hosted the celebration of the 42nd Anniversary of Wounded Knee.

3/3/2015

article Wounded Knee remembered
(South Dakota) -- 41 years ago members of the American Indian movement took over a church near the Wounded Knee massacre site. AIM members and supporters recently...

2/28/2015

article Remember Wounded Knee: Activist in iconic photo was a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- On Feb. 27, 1973, around 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement launched the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee on South Dakota...

1/16/2015

article Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Suffering continues after Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Especially when the offense that elicited that apology created long-term devastation. Because the family of Frank L. Baum apologized, am I or other...

1/14/2015

article Native Sun News: Chief Bigfoot ride honors massacre victims
(South Dakota) -- On the 124th Anniversary of the Chief Bigfoot Band Memorial Ride the riders arrived at the gravesite of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre victims on the...

12/31/2014

article Iran's Leader Criticizes U.S. Over Wounded Knee Massacre, Joins #NativeLivesMatter Discussion
(New York) -- Iran’s supreme leader took to Twitter Monday to excoriate the U.S. over a massacre it exacted upon Native Americans more than 100 years ago and for...

12/29/2014

article Annual ride to Wounded Knee honors massacre victim
(South Dakota) -- Monday marks the 124th anniversary of a dark chapter in America's history, the massacre of nearly 300 Native American men (including Chief Big Foot...

12/28/2014

article Wounded Knee
(USA) -- The 29th December marks the anniversary of the conflict in 1890 between US soldiers and Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee, on the Pine Ridge reservation in South...

12/27/2014

article Commentary: Wounded Knee Massacre 124 Years Ago: We Remember Those Lost
(Michigan) -- One hundred and twenty-four winters ago, on December 29, 1890, some 150 Lakota men, women and children were massacred by the US 7th Calvary Regiment near...

12/20/2014

article GIAGO: Remembering the Massacre at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Fifty-one years before the Japanese carrier strike force dropped their deadly bombs on Pearl Harbor, another "Day of Infamy" that will live...

11/26/2014

article Dakota Midday: 'Wounded Knee - A Line in the Sand'
(South Dakota) -- On the night of February 27th, 1973, American Indian Movement activists seized buildings in Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Rookie...

11/24/2014

article McKiernan: What I Learned at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- For reporters who want to get inside a foreign culture to make a story resonate with readers, listeners, or viewers back home, language and race are...

11/7/2014

article TILSEN: 1890 and 1973: Do We Really Know What Happened at Wounded Knee?
(South Dakota) -- My three children are Oglala Lakota. They grew up here on the Pine Ridge Reservation. If they hadn't, maybe they wouldn't have known about the...

10/7/2014

article One Year Later, Still Not Sold: Wounded Knee Owner to Try a Drone Flyover
(South Dakota) -- One year after Wounded Knee landowner James Czywczynski told Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer he would be accepting outside bids if the OST...

10/5/2014

article Plan for convenience store near Wounded Knee questioned
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe wants to build a convenience store near the Wounded Knee Cemetery on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but the proposal is...

8/17/2014

article The Fourth Estate at Wounded Knee in 1973
(South Dakota) -- Newspapers from across the nation and the world found the occupation of Wounded Knee in February 1973 a very hot ticket. Reporters came, they saw, and...

7/18/2014

article Pressler: Memorial at Wounded Knee needed
(South Dakota) -- Independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler says if he's elected he'll push for a American Indian "holocaust memorial" museum at...

5/2/2014

article Solving The Mystery Of A Black Activist's Disappearance
(Michigan) -- In the spring of 1973, Ray Robinson left his wife and three young children in Bogue Chitto, Alabama to support the occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota...

2/28/2014

article Hundreds march to commemorate Wounded Knee occupation
(South Dakota) -- To the sounds of prayers, drumbeats and gunfire, Native Americans paid homage Thursday to the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee.

2/27/2014

article Native History: AIM Occupation of Wounded Knee Begins
(South Dakota) -- This Date in Native History: On February 27, 1973, about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota...

2/20/2014

article F.B.I. Papers Yield Clues in Vanishing of Civil Rights Activist
(South Dakota) -- Cheryl Robinson says she has waited more than four decades to find out what happened to her husband, an Alabama civil rights activist who disappeared,...
article New clues shed light on 1973 death of activist, MLK follower in Wounded Knee protest
(South Dakota) -- Cheryl Buswell-Robinson of Detroit has spent decades not knowing the true fate of her husband, civil rights activist Ray Robinson. But she’s...
article Depp seriously considering Wounded Knee purchase
(South Dakota) -- Will Johnny Depp buy Wounded Knee and give it to the Oglala Sioux Tribe? For the past year, the future of the piece of land on the Pine Ridge Indian...
article Is Johnny Depp Serious about Buying Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- A Sioux Falls, South Dakota television station, KSFY News, is reporting Johnny Depp is one more time showing signs he is interested in purchasing...

2/19/2014

article Civil rights activist who disappeared in 1973 was 'tortured and murdered by members of American Indian Movement he was trying to HELP,' newly released FBI documents claim
(South Dakota) -- A black civil rights activist was 'tortured and murdered by militant members of the American Indian Movement' in the 1973 occupation of Wounded...
article FBI confirms activist was killed in SD in 1973
(South Dakota) -- The FBI says a black civil rights activist was killed during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, and it suspects militant members of the American...

2/17/2014

article FBI documents confirm murder of activist missing for 40 years
(New York) -- For the first time since her husband went missing 40 years ago, Cheryl Robinson can go to bed at night knowing what happened to the man she and her kids...

2/10/2014

article Bobby Onco, captured in iconic Wounded Knee photo, dies at 63
(New York) -- Robert Charles Onco, a Kiowa Indian from Oklahoma who was active in the American Indian Movement and its role in the 1973 siege at Wounded Knee, S.D., died...
article Bobby Onco, Wounded Knee Warrior, Walks On
(New York) -- Robert Charles Onco, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and an American Indian Movement activist, passed into the spirit world on January 31 after a...

2/5/2014

article Bobby Onco, captured in iconic Wounded Knee photo, dies at 63
(New York) -- Robert Charles Onco, a Kiowa Indian from Oklahoma who was active in the American Indian Movement and its role in the 1973 siege at Wounded Knee, S.D., died...

1/22/2014

article A non-vanishing people
(South Dakota) -- If you know about only one event in American Indian history, it’s probably Custer’s Last Stand at the Little Bighorn in 1876. Lakota and...

1/3/2014

article KEELER: Why We Still Mourn for Wounded Knee
(Oregon) -- There are always things happening in Indian country that never make it into the mainstream news, and we Indian people are accustomed to it.

1/2/2014

article Enduring Wound: Celebrating the Massacre at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- On December 29, 1890, at a place called Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge -- a veritable concentration camp set up to control and suppress natives...

1/1/2014

article Retracing the route of those who survived the Wounded Knee massacre
(South Dakota) -- Fingers numb from a lingering freeze, Chase Iron Eyes wrapped a bandana around his head Sunday morning and then whisked the curls of sweet, bitter...

12/29/2013

article Native History: Wounded Knee Descendent Remembers Family’s Past
(South Dakota) -- 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—...
article Wounded Knee Native American History w/ Johnny Depp
(South Dakota) -- On December 29, 1890, many Native Americans were in the process of being at war with the Blue Coats, the Ghost Dance War. When the 7th Calvary Regiment...

10/28/2013

article Native Sun News: Negotiations continue for Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- On October 15, the final deadline for sealed bids to be accepted and reviewed by landowner Jim Czywczysnki for the two plots of land he has put up for...

10/6/2013

article Native Sun News’ Brandon Ecoffey Says Deal in Works for Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer’s plans to meet with Wounded Knee owner James Czywczynski have been cancelled after Brewer met with a...

10/3/2013

article Native Sun News: Wounded Knee negotiations move forward
(South Dakota) -- The final deadline to purchase Jim Czywczysnki’s land at Wounded and Porcupine Butte by means other than a bid at a public auction is less than...

9/26/2013

article Wounded Knee landowner renews bid to sell property
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux President Bryan Brewer plans to meet this week with a Rapid City landowner in what could be a last-ditch attempt to avert the public sale...

9/16/2013

article Native Sun News: Auction opens for sale of Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- The official public bidding period for the two 40 acre tracts of land at Porcupine Butte and at Wounded Knee owned by Jim Czywczysnki is now up and...

9/3/2013

article Second deadline passes for Wounded Knee land sale
(South Dakota) -- Earlier this year, the man who owns a parcel of land adjacent to the Wounded Knee Massacre Site gave the Oglala Sioux Tribe an ultimatum. Buy it by May...

8/31/2013

article Wounded Knee Back on the Block: Will it Be Sold to an Outsider?
(South Dakota) -- Earlier this month, James Czywczynski, the owner of the Wounded Knee site told the Oglala Sioux Tribe they had until Labor Day, September 2 to purchase...

8/18/2013

article Wounded Knee Owner Threatens Tribe: 'Buy Now or I'm Auctioning It Off'
(South Dakota) -- James Czywczynski, the current owner of the Wounded Knee site has told the Oglala Sioux Tribe they have until September 2 to purchase the land. If no...

8/8/2013

article Native Sun News: Wounded Knee landowner sets 'final' deadline
(South Dakota) -- Jim Czywcysnki owner of the National historic site of Wounded Knee has set a final date for the Oglala Sioux tribe or a group connected to the tribe to...

8/5/2013

article Questions remain about Johnny Depp's offer to purchase Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- It was the offer that set Twitter aflame and Facebook abuzz, sparking a wave of rumor and debate across Indian country. And then there was silence.

8/1/2013

article Tim Giago: Oglala Sioux Tribe should buy Wounded Knee land
(South Dakota) -- The Wounded Knee Trading Post was started in the early 1930s. At the time of its construction and during the years it operated there were never any...

7/22/2013

article Wounded Knee for Sale: Still No Depp Deal, But Oglala Sioux Negotiating
(New York) -- After no word from Johnny Depp about buying Wounded Knee, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer and three members of the Descendants of Wounded Knee...

7/17/2013

article Native Sun News: Offer is on the table for Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- On Sunday Jim Czywczynski, owner of the national historic site of Wounded Knee, met face to face with descendants of the Wounded Knee massacre and...
article SANBORN: How Depp can help
(South Dakota) -- Comes now American actor Johnny Depp, with $4.9 million to purchase property near the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark, with the stated intent...

7/14/2013

article Harriman: Is this guy really going to save Wounded Knee?
(South Dakota) -- If a wealthy but reclusive Wall Street hedge fund manager or Silicon Valley entrepreneur decides to meet James Czywczynski’s ridiculously...

7/13/2013

article Johnny Depp Not the Only Hope for Reclaiming Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- The sale of Wounded Knee to actor Johnny Depp or any other individual is not the only option for that sacred land. Scott Barta, a Lakota activist, has...
article Johnny Depp to buy Wounded Knee? Not all Native Americans welcome actor’s interest in land
(South Dakota) -- For months, questions have swirled about whether developers, activists or tribes would be willing to plunk down millions to buy a portion of the...
article What Readers Are Saying about Johnny Depp's Offer to Buy Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Yesterday's article in this publication about Johnny Depp's offer to buy Wounded Knee set off a fury of comments from Native News Network...

7/12/2013

article Divided opinions over Johnny Depp's offer to buy Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Opinions are divided in the Native American community over an offer by movie star Johnny Depp to buy land at the site of the Wounded Knee massacre and...
article Johnny Depp interest in purchasing portion of Wounded Knee causes a stir
(South Dakota) -- Questions have been swirling about whether Johnny Depp is really preparing to be the latest potential buyer of a portion of the Wounded Knee National...
article Johnny Depp's Wounded Knee offer called generous, but some think it's misguided
(Nebraska) -- Actor Johnny Depp's offer to pay a multimillion-dollar price tag to restore ownership of the Wounded Knee massacre site to the Oglala Sioux likely won...

7/11/2013

article BLOG: Why Johnny Depp spending anything more than a few thousand bucks for Wounded Knee would be a big mistake
(South Dakota) -- A simple dialogue in an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper in the UK has blown up around Indian Country with Johnny Depp expressing his interest...
article Johnny Depp wants to buy the site of Wounded Knee massacre and give it back to the Native Americans
(UK) -- Johnny Depp has announced that he wants to buy Wounded Knee, a national historic landmark, and give it back to the Indian people.

7/10/2013

article Depp Wants to Buy Wounded Knee and Return It to Indians
(UK) -- Buried in this Daily Mail feature on Johnny Depp is this tidbit that could pay big dividends to American Indians: "Such is Depp’s commitment to the...
article Owner of Wounded Knee Eager to Sell to Johnny Depp
(South Dakota) -- Deep in this Daily Mail feature on Johnny Depp, the actor who portrayed Tonto in Disney’s Lone Ranger re-boot expresses a desire to buy the site...
article Tribe: Johnny Depp wants to buy Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Actor Johnny Depp, who plays Tonto in the recently released movie “The Lone Ranger,” plans to buy land at the site of the Wounded Knee...

7/4/2013

article New suit seeks to know fate of civil rights activist who vanished in 1973
(New York) -- No one doubts Ray Robinson is dead. After all, it’s been 40 years since the black activist from Selma, Ala., a disciple of Martin Luther King Jr. and...

6/13/2013

article Wounded Knee sold?
(South Dakota) -- Wounded Knee will end up in the hands of the Oglala Lakota people. The question that remains however is “will it be an individual tribal member...

6/8/2013

article Journalist to speak on Wounded Knee incident
(Minnesota) -- The American Indian Movement Interpretive Center will host a talk on Saturday night by Pulitzer Prize nominee Kevin McKiernan.

5/30/2013

article Eminent Domain and a Horse Slaughterhouse at Wounded Knee?
(South Dakota) -- As the sale of the historic Wounded Knee site looms with several offers on the table for owner James Czywczynski, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has moved to...
article Native Sun News: Tribe moves to seize Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- When James Czywczynski first announced that he was selling the two forty acre tracts of land; one at Wounded Knee and one at Porcupine Butte, for a...

5/27/2013

article TRIMBACH: A true distortion of Wounded Knee ‘73
(USA) -- In my previous letter to the editor, I suggested the heading; “Wounded Knee Historians – Still breeding” to remind readers of the growing...

5/19/2013

article Ickler: More trouble at Wounded Knee
(Massachusetts) -- Forty years ago I was writing editorials about the 71-day armed occupation of a desolate place in South Dakota named Wounded Knee.

5/15/2013

article Native Sun News: A Wounded Knee descendant speaks out
(South Dakota) -- Leonard Little Finger, a highly respected Lakota elder, historian, and direct descendant of Chief Big Foot, has ended his silence on the Wounded Knee...

5/14/2013

article Wounded Knee seller says he's still negotiating with potential buyers
(South Dakota) -- The Rapid City man who is selling a controversial parcel of property near the burial ground of the Wounded Knee massacre said Monday that he is talking...

5/11/2013

article OTHER VIEW: Holocaust Museum of the Indigenous People should be built at Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Since 1492 the history of the Western Hemisphere has been marked by one of the greatest holocausts in the history of the world.

5/10/2013

article Native Sun News: Wounded Knee descendants speak out
(South Dakota) -- The conversation surrounding the sale of Wounded Knee has included commentary from people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, activists from urban...
article ROLO: Remembering Wounded Knee – four decades later
(South Dakota) -- It’s been 40 years since American Indian activists ended their occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D., but thanks to them, life has improved in Indian...

5/9/2013

article Commentary: Wounded Knee is American Indians' Gettysburg: Interior Dept Should Declare Eminent Domain
(Michigan) -- Ever since the property at Wounded Knee was put up for sale, American Indians across America have wondered aloud how a place such as Wounded Knee that is...
article KENT: Hallowed ground for sale
(South Dakota) -- It’s been many years since I first visited the Little Bighorn Battlefield -- a vast area of beautiful rolling hills scorched by memories of the...
article Prospective buyers close in on Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- Native Sun News has reviewed documents showing that there are now three separate entities making offers on the two 40 acre plots of land that Jim...

5/8/2013

article Wounded Knee Mystery Bidders Working to Secure Land for Tribe
(South Dakota) -- On May 1 the site of the Wounded Knee massacre was put on the open market by owner James Czywczynski with a price tag of $4.9 million. He says three of...

5/5/2013

article S.D. tribe faces ultimatum on sale of massacre site
(South Dakota) -- A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by...

5/4/2013

article Column: Wounded Knee should be a national monument, not a profit centre
(South Dakota) -- Wednesday 1 May 2013, we may learn the fate of the massacre site at Wounded Knee, a plot of land on the Pine Ridge Reservation that is currently owned...
article GREED: Wounded Knee Parcel For Sale - Asking Price $3.9 Million, Taxable Value $6,600
(Michigan) -- When I first heard Wounded Knee was for sale back in February I thought it was a joke of some sort. I immediately rejected the idea because it was...
article Oglala President Brewer on Wounded Knee
(South Dakota) -- James A. Czywczynski of Rapid City, South Dakota has extended the deadline for bids for two tracts of land near Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian...

5/3/2013

article Wounded Knee Historic Site Now for Sale on the Open Market
(South Dakota) -- The May 1 deadline came and went without a word from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, so James Czywczynski, who owns the site of the Wounded Knee massacre, has...

5/2/2013

article Sioux don't have funds to buy massacre site tracts
(South Dakota) -- A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by...

5/1/2013

article New battle for Wounded Knee: sale of massacre site exposes tribal tensions
(South Dakota) -- Horses are sacred to Native Americans. For Kevin Yellow Bird Steele, one of the tribal leaders of the Oglala Sioux, there are few places in America as...
article Official: Tribe can't pay for Wounded Knee site
(South Dakota) -- The president of a South Dakota tribe facing a deadline on whether to buy a piece of land where 300 of their ancestors were massacred more than a...

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