Welcome, Dakota Conference Presenters and Attendees!
For the Forty-fourth Annual Dakota Conference, the Center for Western Studies will observe the fortieth anniversary of the occupation ofWounded Knee, South Dakota.
We will do so in the larger context of the massacre at Wounded Knee by the US Seventh Calvary on December 29, 1890.
On that date, Miniconjou (HakiktaWin’s Lakota relatives)Lakota chief Spotted Elk (Big Foot), over 300 of his Ghost Dance followers, and 38 Hunkpapas were attacked at their encampment on the banks of Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Of the 230 Indian women and children and 120 men at the camp, at least 153 were counted dead and 44 wounded.
Army casualties were 25 dead and 39 wounded.
Eighty-three years later, on February 27, 1973, 200 Oglala Lakota (BS!) and American Indian Movement (AIM) supporters seized and occupied the village of Wounded Knee for 71 days in…
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