On December 29, 1890, my grandmother Sophie was just a few miles away from the slaughter at Wounded Knee. She actually witnessed a troop of soldiers ride on to the school grounds where she worked and noticed that some of them still had blood on their uniforms.
Many have heard of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle, however many may not know how he became well known in his advocacy for peace between Native people and European settlers.
Legislation to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to those who participated in the massacre of the Lakota people is gaining steam.
The public hanging of 38 Dakota men was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Two others were executed at later date.
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
Land acknowledgment is a recognition of a truth, a kind of verbal memorial that we erect in honor of indigenous peoples.
The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre was a deliberate and planned military action on sovereign tribal land.
'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com
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.
A Truth and Healing Council in California aims to ensure no one forgets about the genocide of Native peoples.
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.
A museum for Medal of Honor recipients, including those from the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, has been abandoned after public outcry.
Plans for a Medal of Honor museum have been scrapped following controversy over ties to the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Nearly 300 Lakota men, women, elders and children were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29, 1890.
I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.
It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.
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.
Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history.
'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.
Members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment committed an atrocity against my ancestors, murdering hundreds of defenseless Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee.
The 7th Cavalry, which was obligated by treaty to protect my ancestors, instead hunted my ancestors, surrounded them and gunned hundreds of them down.
Native artists, elders and playwrights are among the beneficiaries of $5 million in Creative Capital Awards.
America, it is time to live by the principles, morals, and values you profess to embrace and exemplify.
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.
I ask you America, when are you going to come to your senses regarding this president?
We are fast approaching the 128th anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee.
The massacre at Wounded Knee haunted a descendant of the U.S. Army general who was the commander of the infamous 7th Cavalry.
Stories of spirits and ghosts have long been common on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
A letter to newspaper publisher Tim Giago led to the Year of Reconciliation and the first Native American Day.
The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.
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.
An unprecedented audio-visual art exhibit about the Wounded Knee Massacre is traveling around South Dakota.
Efrain Rios Montt, a former dictator of Guatemala whose tenure saw the widespread deaths of Maya people, has died.
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.
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.
When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.
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.
The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation has reacquired 640 acres of ancestral territory, including the site of the 1863 Bear River Massacre.
The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.
A decades-old mystery in New Mexico and the history behind it is gaining renewed attention thanks to Native filmmaker Chris Eyre.
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.
A museum in Minnesota continues to face questions in connection with a controversial sculpture that depicted the execution of 38 Dakota men in 1862.
Author Daniel Duane discusses the forced removal of the original inhabitants of Yellowstone National Park in California.
Tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are calling for place name changes at Yellowstone National Park.
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.
While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.
Controversy has erupted over an attempt by a non-Indian business owner to buy a large portion of Indian Island in California.
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'?
I am an American – not by choice, but by occupation, Sonny Skyhawk writes on Indian Country Media Network.
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.
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.
Kellyanne Conway had the wrong Bowling Green.
We have a moral duty to reestablish our presence in the future for the sake of our children and grandchildren.
The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.
There’s mounting evidence that trauma experienced by one generation can have a negative effect on subsequent generations.
As a life-long resident on the Pine Ridge, I am continually hearing livid remarks regarding the less-than-quality life here.
Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.
'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'