50th anniversary of 1973 standoff honors women of Wounded Knee
Historic 71-day seige helped galvanize the movement for Native American rights across the United States.
Fifty years ago, on Feb. 27, 1973, around 200 Native treaty rights defenders, among them American Indian Movement leaders, occupied the trading post of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The site was historically significant for the 1890 massacre there in which federal troops killed up to 300 Lakota men, women and children. […]
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Oglala Lakota citizen Maria Hazel Stands takes the microphone. Surrounded by Pine Ridge Indian Reservation community members she accepts the introduction as a “survivor” of Red Cloud Indian School, where they are gathered under a canopy of trees in the grassy yard.
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Pine Ridge Matriarch’s Mother’s Day message: 'This is our land, so you cannot say anything!'
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