Indian Country 52 #52 – Wounded Knee Massacre
“So, as we Native people mourn and reflect upon these painful events in our history, we do so very much apart from the rest of this country. There is no national 24-hour news coverage of the Dakota 38 riders. No one is following their journey down icy roads and freezing temperatures except for us who look for updates on their Facebook event page and watch their YouTube interviews, creating our own piecemeal media coverage that does not exist elsewhere. Instead, on that Sunday on the 123rd anniversary of Wounded Knee a Washington Redsk*ns football game was featured on TV.”
– Indian Country Today Indian Country Today, Why We Still Mourn for Wounded Knee
“One hundred and twenty-three winters ago, on December 29, 1890, some 150 Lakota men, women and children were massacred by the US 7th Calvary Regiment near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Some estimate the actual number closer to 300.
Snowfall was heavy that December week. The Lakota ancestors killed that day were left in brutal frigid wintry plains of the reservation before a burial party came to bury them in one mass grave. The photograph of Big Foot’s frozen and contorted body is a symbol for all American Indians of what happened to our ancestors.”
– The First Perspective, WOUNDED KNEE MASSACRE 123 YEARS AGO: WE REMEMBER THOSE LOST
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Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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