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Dec. 29, 1980 Wounded Knee – “We Remember”

December 29, 2015

Dec. 29, 1890: Anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre

Dec. 29, 1890: Anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre (This Day in History) - We Remember poster by Bruce Carter | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's HistoryOn Dec. 29, 1890, a Lakota encampment on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was attacked by the U.S. Army and close to 300 Native Americans were murdered near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. Read more about the massacre at the Last of the Independents website.

Beginning on Feb. 27, 1973, 83 years later, Wounded Knee was the site of a 71-day standoff between the American Indian Movement and federal law enforcement officials. Watch Episode 5 from the film We Shall Remain on Wounded Knee history.

Here are resources on Native American history and contemporary issues for teaching outside the textbook.

We Remember” poster by Bruce Carter.

Dec. 29, 1890: Anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre (This Day in History) - We Remember poster by Bruce Carter | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

 

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