Tag Archives: Wounded Knee

Totality Visions

“It’s so beautiful.” My voice was uncontrollably shaking and tears were welling up in my eyes.  Like Jodie Foster at the end of Contact. From atop a sagebrush bluff in eastern Oregon, we felt the day cool and the bright … Continue reading

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They brought a missile launcher and machine gun to Standing Rock

Back in December, I detailed how the law enforcement at Standing Rock is coming from the reddest counties in the nation, and that they are using the conflict as an opportunity to test their new US military equipment.  Now it seems they’ve … Continue reading

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Bernie at Pine Ridge

Bernie Sanders visited Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota yesterday and was received with great affection. Pine Ridge, with a life expectancy lower than Haiti’s 49 years, is one of the poorest places in the Western Hemisphere.  If there … Continue reading

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On this date… December 29… Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Dakota

A lot happened on December 29th. In 1790, President George Washington told the Seneca that, at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the US government assured them that “in future you cannot be defrauded of your lands. That you possess the … Continue reading

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“Wounded Knee: A Line in the Sand”

While all eyes are on Ferguson (deservedly so), here comes an exciting request on Kickstarter to complete a documentary about the Wounded Knee stand-off in 1973.  Like Ferguson, it is another story from America’s underclass of a racial struggle to … Continue reading

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Twelve Things More Offensive than the Washington Redsk*ns

Much has been written about the problems associated with team mascot names like the Redsk*ns—their derogatory history, their effect on indigenous youth, and the inevitable offensive chants and signs from fans of opposing teams (e.g. “scalp the Redsk*ns”, etc.). Thanks … Continue reading

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