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The Fourth of July may be over, but America’s history of “speaking with a forked tongue” is not; just as not all Americans are “equal under the law.”
Forty-three years after the occupation ended — and more than a century after the massacre — Wounded Knee still represents a troubled history.
Patti Jo King
The 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee remains a revered symbol of colonial repression and Native resistance for indigenous people.
He may be forever linked to the Watergate scandal, but Richard Nixon also transformed federal Indian policy and ushered an era of self-determination.
December 29, 2015, marks the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, a “sad and horrible event” Americans still struggle to understand.
Tanya H. Lee
2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the Dec. 29, 1890 massacre of a band of Miniconjou Lakota led by Chief Spotted Elk. Here are 8 ways to learn more.
Cynthia K. Dunne
When I left my job after 28 years as a federal prosecutor to volunteer on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, I was warned by a friend in the community, “do yourself a favor, never state an opinion about Leonard Peltier.” We both assumed I would Peltier's...
Joe Horse Capture
Joe Horse Capture, associate curator for the National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian Institution, says museums need to form stronger partnerships with Native Americans.
On February 27, 1973, the Occupation of Wounded Knee began on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation—here are 13 images from that time.
From the 1700s through the end of the 1800s, visionaries rose up among many tribes in a movement to bring back traditional ways—here are five.
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