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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...


Tim Giago: Bury My Hertz at Wounded Knee (March 31, 2008)

Newspapers from across the nation and the world found the occupation of Wounded Knee in February 1973 a very hot news item. Reporters came, they saw, and then they wrote about it. Some saw only one side of the story...


Tim Giago: Wounded Knee book a must read (January 21, 2008)

The name of the book is “American Indian Mafia” and it was written by Joseph H. Trimbach, the FBI’s Special Agent in Charge during the occupation of Wounded Knee by the American Indian Movement in 1973. It is advertised as...


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...


Opinion: Anger and pride over 'Wounded Knee' (June 22, 2007)

"Do you remember when television networks aired Roots for the first time? Do you remember how angry it made you feel? But also, wasn’t there a certain pride, even though they depicted our people as slaves? When we watched...


Lakota seek return of Wounded Knee massacre artifacts (June 21, 2007)

Lakota tribal members from South Dakota will travel to Massachusetts later this month to seek the return of nearly 100 artifacts from the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre. The Henry Woods Memorial Library in Barre obtained a collection of items...


Harjo: HBO buried history with 'Wounded Knee' (June 15, 2007)

"Someone owes Sam Eaglestaff an apology. The venerated Cheyenne River leader of the Wounded Knee Survivors Association left this life thinking we set the record straight on the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 when the United States apologized for it...


Letter: HBO fails to deliver 'Wounded Knee' truth (June 4, 2007)

"In the wake of HBO' s disappointing and history-deranging adaptation of "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" ["The Last Stand," May 27], American Indian actors, writers, aspiring directors and producers arrive at the end of the trail after their decades-long...


Review: 'Bury My Heart' doomed from the start (May 25, 2007)

Note: Links to several more reviews below. "Oh no, oh no, oh no. “Setting the Indian on the course to civilization best ensures his survival,” says President Ulysses S. Grant (Fred Thompson!), expositorily, on HBO on Sunday night. Gag. “Bury...


Variety: 'Wounded Knee' a limply told story (May 24, 2007)

"The horrors inflicted upon Native Americans have traditionally made for wrenching drama, but this loose adaptation of Dee Alexander Brown's seminal 1971 book is a powerful story limply told, steeped in tired Western cliches and an overbearing score. A...


Review: 'Wounded Knee' a bold historic drama (May 22, 2007)

"History is told by the winners, at least for the first several drafts. Eventually, as demonstrated here, it's possible for passions to cool down sufficiently so that even the winners can confront a shameful chapter in their history, in...


Cindy Adams: Beach proud of heritage, success (May 21, 2007)

"You know Adam Beach. From Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers." From John Woo's "Windtalkers." From "Smoke Signals." And soon from "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." So isn't he fearful of getting typed in Native American roles? "No....


Adam Beach gives 'stirring performance' on HBO (May 15, 2007)

Adam Beach "delivers a stirring performance" in the upcoming HBO movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," the Associated Press reports. Beach plays Charles Eastman, a Dakota from Minnesota who was a physician and Indian rights advocate in the...


HBO movie adds mixed-race character to cast (May 9, 2007)

HBO added a mixed-race Indian to its adaptation of Dee Brown's “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” in order to make the film more palatable to white audiences, The New York Times reports. The book sold five million copies...