More: massacres

Chip Colwell: Acknowledge the Indigenous caretakers of the land
Chip Colwell: Acknowledge the Indigenous caretakers of the land (July 17, 2019)

Land acknowledgment is a recognition of a truth, a kind of verbal memorial that we erect in honor of indigenous peoples.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people (July 16, 2019)

The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre was a deliberate and planned military action on sovereign tribal land.


RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals
RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals (June 25, 2019)

'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com


'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked
'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked (June 24, 2019)

The U.S. called the December 29, 1890, attack on Wounded Knee a 'battle' but the Lakota people know it as a massacre of a peaceful encampment.


California governor apologizes for 'genocide' of Native peoples
California governor apologizes for 'genocide' of Native peoples (June 19, 2019)

A Truth and Healing Council in California aims to ensure no one forgets about the genocide of Native peoples.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains (May 31, 2019)

Our lives as Indians and Whites reflect a rugged, unjust history of enforced death to tribal life, and the subsequent colonization of a struggling sovereign indigenous nation.


Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre
Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre (May 31, 2019)

A museum for Medal of Honor recipients, including those from the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, has been abandoned after public outcry.


Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum
Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum (May 29, 2019)

Plans for a Medal of Honor museum have been scrapped following controversy over ties to the Wounded Knee Massacre.


Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people
Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people (May 24, 2019)

Nearly 300 Lakota men, women, elders and children were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29, 1890.


Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories
Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories (May 15, 2019)

I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.


O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee (April 12, 2019)

It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.


Clara Caufield: The connections between the Indians and the Irish
Clara Caufield: The connections between the Indians and the Irish (March 28, 2019)

We have just observed St. Patrick’s Day, one of my favorite holidays, due to my Irish heritage, coming from my father, a red-headed, white skinned and freckled guy.


Rosalyn LaPier: Donald Trump jokes about a dark moment of American genocide
Rosalyn LaPier: Donald Trump jokes about a dark moment of American genocide (February 22, 2019)

Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history.


Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt
Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt (February 12, 2019)

'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.


O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee (February 11, 2019)

Members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment committed an atrocity against my ancestors, murdering hundreds of defenseless Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee.


O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee (February 4, 2019)

The 7th Cavalry, which was obligated by treaty to protect my ancestors, instead hunted my ancestors, surrounded them and gunned hundreds of them down.


Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects
Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects (January 24, 2019)

Native artists, elders and playwrights are among the beneficiaries of $5 million in Creative Capital Awards.


Kitcki Carroll: Indigenous peoples deserve dignity on our own lands
Kitcki Carroll: Indigenous peoples deserve dignity on our own lands (January 22, 2019)

America, it is time to live by the principles, morals, and values you profess to embrace and exemplify.


'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump
'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump (January 14, 2019)

Leaders of the National Congress of American Indians are speaking out after President Donald Trump invoked the Wounded Knee massacre in an attack on a political rival.


Harold Frazier: President Trump takes another racist jab at Native people
Harold Frazier: President Trump takes another racist jab at Native people (January 14, 2019)

I ask you America, when are you going to come to your senses regarding this president?


Remembering the Big Foot Riders on anniversary of massacre at Wounded Knee
Remembering the Big Foot Riders on anniversary of massacre at Wounded Knee (December 7, 2018)

We are fast approaching the 128th anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee.


Native Sun News Today: Apology offered for Wounded Knee massacre
Native Sun News Today: Apology offered for Wounded Knee massacre (December 6, 2018)

The massacre at Wounded Knee haunted a descendant of the U.S. Army general who was the commander of the infamous 7th Cavalry.


Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation (October 22, 2018)

Stories of spirits and ghosts have long been common on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


'We must reconcile': How Native American Day came about in South Dakota
'We must reconcile': How Native American Day came about in South Dakota (October 8, 2018)

A letter to newspaper publisher Tim Giago led to the Year of Reconciliation and the first Native American Day.


'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest
'This was always our home': Yurok Tribe welcomes indigenous leaders to forest (September 28, 2018)

The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: No one knows more about religious clashes than Indian people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: No one knows more about religious clashes than Indian people (June 6, 2018)

There is a mass murder and 'removal' we do not talk about: the millions of indigenous peoples who were wiped out after the passing of genocidal laws.


Native Sun News Today: 'It was a travesty' -- Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre
Native Sun News Today: 'It was a travesty' -- Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre (May 16, 2018)

An unprecedented audio-visual art exhibit about the Wounded Knee Massacre is traveling around South Dakota.


Dictator who oversaw massacres of Maya people in Guatemala dies
Dictator who oversaw massacres of Maya people in Guatemala dies (April 2, 2018)

Efrain Rios Montt, a former dictator of Guatemala whose tenure saw the widespread deaths of Maya people, has died.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Let us remember the victims of the My Lai massacre
Doug George-Kanentiio: Let us remember the victims of the My Lai massacre (March 16, 2018)

In 1968, that most turbulent of years, the United States and the world seemed to be in a state of turmoil characterized by wars, assassinations, civil strife and riots.


Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee
Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee (January 8, 2018)

December 29th was the 127th anniversary of the day that approximately 300 Sioux men, women and children were slaughtered by the U.S. Army in 1890.


Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people
Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people (November 9, 2017)

When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.


Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history
Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history (October 9, 2017)

I continue to be appalled at the apparent ignorance of South Dakota's Gov. Dennis Daugaard when it comes to the thousands of Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota living within the borders of the state he governs.


Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation acquires site of 1863 massacre
Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation acquires site of 1863 massacre (October 6, 2017)

The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation has reacquired 640 acres of ancestral territory, including the site of the 1863 Bear River Massacre.


Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America?
Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America? (October 5, 2017)

The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.


Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue
Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue (October 4, 2017)

A decades-old mystery in New Mexico and the history behind it is gaining renewed attention thanks to Native filmmaker Chris Eyre.


Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history
Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history (October 3, 2017)

Until we understand and acknowledge the racist and sexist history that our flag stood for, we will not be able to transform it into a reality that all Americans can stand for.


Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men
Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men (September 14, 2017)

A museum in Minnesota continues to face questions in connection with a controversial sculpture that depicted the execution of 38 Dakota men in 1862.


Daniel Duane: Names at Yosemite celebrate slaughter and theft of tribal lands
Daniel Duane: Names at Yosemite celebrate slaughter and theft of tribal lands (September 13, 2017)

Author Daniel Duane discusses the forced removal of the original inhabitants of Yellowstone National Park in California.


Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures
Tribes stage protest at Yellowstone to target place names of genocidal figures (September 13, 2017)

Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.


New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock
New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock (September 12, 2017)

A new film explores the final days of Sitting Bull although the primary character is a non-Indian woman who faced criticism for associating with the revered Lakota leader.


Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets
Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets (August 11, 2017)

While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.


Wiyot Tribe questions attempt to buy ancestral island that was site of massacre
Wiyot Tribe questions attempt to buy ancestral island that was site of massacre (August 10, 2017)

Controversy has erupted over an attempt by a non-Indian business owner to buy a large portion of Indian Island in California.


Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech
Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech (July 31, 2017)

Can we stop talking about when we were great and how soon we might be great again, and instead focus on building a nation where 'We the People' actually means 'All the People'?


Sonny Skyhawk: America can't be proud of its treatment of Native peoples
Sonny Skyhawk: America can't be proud of its treatment of Native peoples (July 18, 2017)

I am an American – not by choice, but by occupation, Sonny Skyhawk writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Jacqueline Keeler: Connecting the Dakota Access Pipeline to history
Jacqueline Keeler: Connecting the Dakota Access Pipeline to history (June 15, 2017)

Using an early photographic process, Shane Balkowitsch hopes to connect what happened to the Dakota people 155 years ago with a $3.7 billion crude oil pipeline today.


Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit
Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit (June 2, 2017)

The Billy Jack Walking Tall Gallery in Minneapolis came under fire last week for its recent exhibit Indian Uprisings by Minneapolis artist Vanessa Kills Twice.


Steven Newcomb: Yes there actually was a Bowling Green massacre
Steven Newcomb: Yes there actually was a Bowling Green massacre (February 7, 2017)

Kellyanne Conway had the wrong Bowling Green.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors (January 30, 2017)

We have a moral duty to reestablish our presence in the future for the sake of our children and grandchildren.


Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (January 25, 2017)

The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.


Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma
Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma (January 25, 2017)

There’s mounting evidence that trauma experienced by one generation can have a negative effect on subsequent generations.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life (January 23, 2017)

As a life-long resident on the Pine Ridge, I am continually hearing livid remarks regarding the less-than-quality life here.


Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (January 13, 2017)

Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.


Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (January 11, 2017)

'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'


Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties (December 23, 2016)

The United States of America, showing its exceptionalism, forwent the death penalty for Indians possessing gold.


Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people
Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people (December 20, 2016)

Today the Narragansett continue to battle against challenges to the validity of our place in society and our place in what was once our homeland alone.


Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre (December 12, 2016)

Americans may have forgotten Wounded Knee and pushed it to the back pages of history, a bad memory to some, but the Lakota people have not nor will they ever forget this terrible day.


Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movement
Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movement (December 7, 2016)

History does have a tendency to repeat itself, especially if people are oblivious to the past.


Native Sun News Today: Owner of Wounded Knee massacre site lowers price
Native Sun News Today: Owner of Wounded Knee massacre site lowers price (December 2, 2016)

When Jim Czywczynski decided to sell the 40 acres of land that is the massacre site of Wounded Knee his asking price was $3.9 million.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp (December 1, 2016)

With their determination to act as human shields, the Veterans Stand For Standing Rock are re-focusing attention on the brutalities suffered at the hands of the state of North Dakota.


Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre
Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre (November 30, 2016)

Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.