WOUNDED KNEE 42 YEARS ON

Pine Ridge Indians

42 Years ago, on this date in 1973, Native Americans occupied Wounded Knee, the very site of one of the worse massacres perpetrated by American forces. It was an unprovoked genocidal act that remains a reminder of the darker side of American character. The siege of Wounded Knee was an event that captured headlines, and still resonates. Above is a fighter standing off against U.S. Marshals who surrounded the compound and below is a boy digging a foxhole. I got these from @supportSDrez who tweeted them. It was a momentous moment that still gives inspiration and I thought I’d mark the moment by sharing.

wounded-knee-foxhole

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