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. […]