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Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort RobinsonFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (01/13)
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 genocideFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (01/11)
'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 Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties (12/23)
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 peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people (12/20)
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 MassacreFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre (12/12)
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 movementFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movement (12/07)
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 priceFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Owner of Wounded Knee massacre site lowers price (12/02)
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 campFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp (12/01)
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 MassacreFiled Under: Opinion
Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre (11/30)
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.
Charles Trimble: Water protectors need more than our prayersFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Water protectors need more than our prayers (11/23)
If President Obama, a proven friend of the Indian nations, won’t do anything, will these peaceful demonstrators – these selfless protectors of Mother Earth – be fired upon with weapons far more devastating than Hotchkiss Cannons that tore apart bodies of those killed at Wounded Knee in 1890?
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imaginationFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (11/21)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.
Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native AmericansFiled Under: Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans (11/17)
Several states designate Columbus Day as Native American Day, but there is no national legal holiday.
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian warsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars (11/08)
'For every Indian triumph like Little Big Horn, there was a drubbing like Wounded Knee, for every surprise Indian victory there were huge retaliations by the Army.'
Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black HillsFiled Under: Opinion
Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black Hills (09/29)
Basil Brave Heart – the warrior who had never killed a slave, the warrior who had never massacred women and children, the warrior who had never started a war – accepted a mission to take on the federal government.
Lakota Country Times: Thank you ceremony honors Black Elk PeakFiled Under: Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Thank you ceremony honors Black Elk Peak (09/28)
As the late-morning sun slowly starts to warm the chilled mountain air some 80 Natives and non-Natives form a circle at the base of Black Elk Peak.
Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred sites from commercializationFiled Under: Opinion
Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred sites from commercialization (09/13)
There have been several cemeteries and burial grounds that I have been involved in protecting from commercialization and desecration over the years.
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignityFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity (09/12)
I saw a news film many years ago about one of the concentration camps in Poland after World War II had ended.
Native Sun News Today: Law clamps down on #NoDAPL resistersFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Law clamps down on #NoDAPL resisters (09/08)
Just as a two-week series of #NoDAPL rallies got underway, a private security force action at a construction site thwarted supporters, who were observing the anniversary of a massacre of than 300 Dakota men, women and children.
Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred places from commercializationFiled Under: Opinion
Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred places from commercialization (09/06)
There have been several cemeteries and burial grounds that I have been involved in protecting from commercialization and desecration over the years.
Hearing ordered after Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reports destruction of sacred sitesFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Hearing ordered after Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reports destruction of sacred sites (09/05)
Work crews moved in barely a day after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe disclosed several significant cultural sites in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South DakotaFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota (09/01)
Here in our Northern Plains, the Sioux Tribal Nation and its non-Native neighbors seem to hold on to depressing and distasteful notions about how our paths crossed as histories were made.
John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk PeakFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak (08/25)
The Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and the United States took a long stride forward towards justice in the Black Hills.
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black ElkFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk (08/12)
The old name for Black Elk Peak came from a general who committed a massacre of the Lakota people and held women and children hostage.
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native personFiled Under: Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person (08/09)
Pardon me if I choose not to get into bed with the establishment that committed genocide against my people.
Lakota Country Times: Reunion for descendants of Pine Ridge legend 'Big Bat' PourierFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Reunion for descendants of Pine Ridge legend 'Big Bat' Pourier (08/08)
More than 300 people, all descendants of Baptiste 'Big Bat' Pourier, gathered in Rapid City, South Dakota, for a family reunion
Harlan McKosato: Violence against Native people swept under rugFiled Under: Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Violence against Native people swept under rug (07/28)
The U.S. has an ugly past that is barely recognized in history books or any major media.
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump (07/26)
When Trump proclaims he is going to 'Make America Great Again' he needs to consider the America that was not so great to Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and all of the other Americans that were different.
Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victimsFiled Under: Opinion
Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victims (07/19)
I’ve never been to a 'battlefield' or a massacre site, but it doesn’t take much of an imagination to understand what it must have been like.
Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864Filed Under: Opinion
Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864 (07/18)
The forced relocation of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people to Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma has made it possible for the current residents of the Front Range to forget the history of the dispossession of the tribes.
Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auctionFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auction (07/14)
Three rifles removed from the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre by a non-Native woman have been sold at public auction for $137,000.
James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our helpFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help (07/12)
That’s a specialty of the Wasicu, to manufacture bogeymen, to justify lots of guns and aggression, because don’t think for one second America has stopped taking whatever they have the power to take.
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timelyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely (07/11)
Topical songs about Indians might fade away because fashions changed, but not because the Indian wars are over.
Review: 'New England Bound' recounts slavery of Indian peopleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'New England Bound' recounts slavery of Indian people (07/04)
As enslaved Africans came in, New England merchants sent Indian captives out, banishing them to Barbados or somewhere else beyond the seas.
Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of IndependenceFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence (07/04)
According to the Declaration of Independence, natives are dehumanized as savages who stood in the way of westward expansion.
Editorial: Lakota treaty council supported work at Wounded KneeFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Lakota treaty council supported work at Wounded Knee (06/28)
In 1976 the Lakota Treaty Council tried to schedule a meeting with President Gerald Ford where they hoped to present to him several proposals and arguments including putting a stop to a forced acceptance of the money set aside in the Black Hills Claims Settlement.
Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too wellFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well (06/17)
Throughout the shared history of United States government and Native people there are several examples where gun violence resulted in the slaughter of many indigenous people.
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings tooFiled Under: Opinion
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too (06/16)
There really are no words to convey the deepest sympathy many of us feel for the family members of these victims.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S.Filed Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S. (06/13)
Some say what happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016, was the worst in American history but that is not so.
Guns taken from site of 1890 Wounded Knee massacre up for saleFiled Under: Law | National
Guns taken from site of 1890 Wounded Knee massacre up for sale (06/06)
Also up for sale is a ceremonial pipe that is said to have belonged to Lakota Chief Red Cloud.
Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded KneeFiled Under: Business | National
Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee (05/24)
Just below the Wounded Knee memorial gravesite, sits a boarded-up, run-down brown building that will house a family-run business.
Mark Charles: Presidential candidates haven't learned from our genocidal pastFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Charles: Presidential candidates haven't learned from our genocidal past (05/02)
'Off the reservation' is a term deeply rooted in the implicit racial bias of the United States of America
Native Sun News: Oglala elder shares importance of Wounded KneeFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Oglala elder shares importance of Wounded Knee (04/25)
The recent attempt to purchase Wounded Knee has been a source of great emotional reaction from those with personal, vested interest and those who continue to be abject voices for those opposed.
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in ColoradoFiled Under: Education | National
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (04/19)
Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.
Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded KneeFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee (04/15)
I have been following this circus since 1968 when I covered the story for the American Indian Press Association.
Tim Giago: Memorial needed at site of Wounded Knee massacreFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Memorial needed at site of Wounded Knee massacre (04/12)
When I decided to take on the task of buying the land at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota from the white landowner, James Czywczynski, I knew there would be tongues wagging, heads nodding, and even some hints of hate.
Tim Giago: Terror stalks Native people for more than 500 yearsFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Terror stalks Native people for more than 500 years (03/31)
Living in a world of violence and terrorism brings reflections of the 500 year assault upon the Indian people of the Americas and it is something all Americans should read about.
Editorial: South Dakota must own up to its ugly role in genocideFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: South Dakota must own up to its ugly role in genocide (03/29)
We cannot change the past but we can at least own up to the ugly as well as the good.
Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870 Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870 (03/25)
On the subzero morning of Jan. 23, 1870, Major Eugene Baker led his troops into a Piegan village on the Marias River.
Tim Giago: Childhood memories of Wounded Knee at Pine RidgeFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Childhood memories of Wounded Knee at Pine Ridge (02/26)
When some folks say leave Wounded Knee alone; leave it as it was what are they talking about? Do they mean like it was 90 years ago or like it is now?
Ivan Star Comes Out: American history based on a series of liesFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: American history based on a series of lies (02/25)
I sincerely believe in the precept that our ancestors adhered stringently to the philosophy that the truth cannot be hidden forever and that it will surface one day.
JaNae Collins: No jokes about the 1890 Wounded Knee massacreFiled Under: Opinion
JaNae Collins: No jokes about the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre (02/15)
The entertainment industry in Hollywood has fostered a misrepresentation of the Native American identity.
Misty Perkins: High school in Oregon disparages tribal culturesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Misty Perkins: High school in Oregon disparages tribal cultures (01/29)
You cannot possibly honor a people you know nothing about, because you couldn't possibly understand what is offensive or not.
Oglala Sioux family honors young staff carrier with eagle featherFiled Under: National
Oglala Sioux family honors young staff carrier with eagle feather (01/21)
Lorrell Goings, 20, led a group of tribal members through the annual ride that honors the victims of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre.
Brandon Ecoffey: Hoping for the best with sale at Wounded Knee massacre siteFiled Under: National
Brandon Ecoffey: Hoping for the best with sale at Wounded Knee massacre site (01/13)
The truth of the matter is that our people still suffer from the trauma that was engrained in all Lakota DNA on the day of the December 29, 1890, Wounded Knee massacre.
Editorial: Some more about the purchase of Wounded Knee siteFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Some more about the purchase of Wounded Knee site (01/11)
The announcement in last week’s Native Sun News that our former publisher, Tim Giago, has signed an agreement to purchase the land at Wounded Knee has caused quite a stir.
Charles Trimble: Thoughts and questions on the sale of Wounded KneeFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Thoughts and questions on the sale of Wounded Knee (01/06)
The story broke on December 29, 2015, the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, that Lakota publisher Tim Giago has agreed to purchase the 40-acre tract of land that includes the grounds on which the infamous Massacre took place.
Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee massacre and the Moon of Popping TreesFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee massacre and the Moon of Popping Trees (01/06)
While America agonizes over the contents of the Iraq Study Group and weighs the options of extricating its soldiers from the middle of a civil war, the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will gather on a lonely hill overlooking the demolished village of Wounded Knee.
Native Sun News: 'They killed my father and brother for no reason'Filed Under: National
Native Sun News: 'They killed my father and brother for no reason' (01/05)
In the preface of Rapid City attorney Mario Gonzalez’s book 'Politics on Hallowed Ground' is a candid story by Wounded Knee Massacre survivor Alice Ghost Horse.
Native Sun News: Tim Giago to buy Wounded Knee massacre siteFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Tim Giago to buy Wounded Knee massacre site (01/04)
The historic site of Wounded Knee is cold and quiet on this day that marks the 125th Anniversary of the massacre that happened on December 29, 1890.
Tim Giago: The editor who called for genocide of the Sioux peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: The editor who called for genocide of the Sioux people (12/24)
L. Frank Baum and Adolph Hitler had one thing in common: both called for the extermination of a race of people.

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