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Lost Bird died in the last pandemic

In 1920, Lost Bird, aka Zintka, aka Zintkala Nuni, died in the Spanish flu pandemic in the Bay Area of California. We still don’t know her real name. Wounded Knee, 1890 After the massacre, Hugh McGinnis, of the same 7th … Continue reading

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Movie review: “From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A reporter’s journey”

In 1973, Kevin McKiernan was a young white photographer from Minneapolis looking for a job. When AIM took over Wounded Knee, he headed to South Dakota and managed to get a press pass. When the US military excluded all media … Continue reading

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White supremacy and the vulnerability of peaceful villages

In recent days, Donald Trump has threatened domestic violence against “the left”. In an interview with Breitbart, he said, “I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers … Continue reading

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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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