More: massacres

Opinion: Rescind Wounded Knee massacre medals (May 5, 2008)

"On the cold, crisp morning of Dec. 29, 1890, the Sioux Chief Big Foot and some 350 of his followers were camped on the banks of Wounded Knee Creek. Surrounding their camp was a force of U.S. troops charged with...


Massacre of Indians investigated in Ecuador (February 15, 2008)

A reported massacre of 15 Indians is under investigation in Ecuador. Local media and indigenous leaders say loggers killed 15 members of the Taromenani Tribe. Government officials say they are trying to substantiate the reports. The Taromenani live in the...


Tim Giago: Remembering Wounded Knee (December 18, 2007)

I wonder if Tom Brokaw knew what was happening on the nine Indian reservations in his home state of South Dakota in 1968. I seriously doubt it. On December 29, 1968, as they have done for many years, the Lakota...


Sand Creek Massacre Site formally dedicated (April 30, 2007)

About 400 people attended the dedication ceremony for the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Colorado. The site marks the November 29, 1864, slaughter of at least 160 Cheyenne and Arapaho children, women and elders. Their peaceful camp...


Sand Creek Massacre site to be dedicated this week (April 24, 2007)

The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Colorado will be dedicated this Saturday. The 12,500-acre site marks the November 29, 1864, massacre of nearly 160 Cheyenne and Arapaho elders, women and children. They were killed by Col. John Chivington...


Cheyenne-Arapaho leader seeks Washita change (April 23, 2007)

Darrell Flyingman, the governor of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, vowed to change the name of the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site. The site marks the November 27, 1868, massacre of more than 100 Cheyenne men, women and children...


Tim Giago: Honoring those who died at Washita (April 23, 2007)

It was a little early in the year for the corn to be “as high as an elephant’s eye” in Oklahoma this past Friday, but the blue skies and the low flying clouds made this spring day a day to...


Opinion: Worst shooting in history? Ask Natives (April 19, 2007)

"Bury my heart at Wounded Knee, Deep in the Earth, Cover me with pretty lies - bury my heart at Wounded Knee. Didn't we learn to crawl, and still our history gets written in a liar's scrawl. They tell 'ya...


Blackfeet remember massacre of Heavy Runner band (January 23, 2007)

The Blackfeet Community College is honoring the victims of the January 23, 1870, massacre of Chief Heavy Runner and his band. The U.S. Calvary killed Heavy Runner and more than 170 people even though he was considered peaceful. The soldiers...