Topic: Lakota

Dana Lone Hill, An Inspiring Lakota Writer, Activist

Dana Lone Hill, Oyate WačhíŋyAŋpi is a dedicated Native woman, mother, writer and activist with a family history full of notable Lakota people on both sides of her parentage. Dana Lone Hill can rest assured that her place in her tribe, the Oglala Lakota, is undisputable. On her mother’s side, she is the granddaughter of […]

Chief Gall, Hunkpapa Lakota Leader (c.1840 – 1894)

“Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) Chief Gall, Hunkpapa Lakota was one of the most aggressive leaders of the Sioux nation in their last stand for freedom. The westward pressure of civilization during the past three centuries has been tremendous. When our hemisphere was “discovered”, it had been inhabited by the […]

Vine Deloria, Jr. Lakota & Dakota Historian, Activist (1933 – 2005)

Vine Deloria Jr. (Mar. 26, 1933 – Nov. 13, 2005) was a Lakota and Dakota author, theologian, historian, and activist. He burst into the American consciousness in 1969 with his book “Custer Died for Your Sins” and later amplified his message through 20 more books about the American Indian experience which helped generate national attention […]

Chief Red Cloud, Oglala Lakota Leader (c.1820 – 1909)

Maȟpíya Lúta aka Red Cloud: “Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) (c. 1820 – December 10, 1909) Red Cloud was born about 1820 near the forks of the Platte River. He was one of a family of nine children whose father, an able and respected warrior, reared his son under the […]

Tatanka Iyotake (Sitting Bull), Hunkpapa Lakota Holy Man

Tatanka Iyotake, Sitting Bull, “Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) Tatanka Iyotake, Sitting Bull (1831 – December 15, 1890), Hunkpapa Lakota. It is not easy to characterize Sitting Bull, of all Sioux chiefs most generally known to the American people. There are few to whom his name is not familiar, and […]

Lakota Woman Mary Brave Bird, Author, Activist (1954 – 2013)

Mary Ellen Moore-Richard known as Mary Brave Bird, also known as Mary Crow Dog and Mary Brave Woman Olguin. Video clip of Lakota Woman below (Sep. 26, 1954 – Feb. 14, 2013) She was an inspiring Brulé Lakota writer and activist who was a member of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s and participated […]

Wounded Knee Incident, Pine Ridge, South Dakota (1973)

February 27, 1973 to May 8, 1973: American Indian Movement (AIM) leaders, together with over 200 activists and Oglala Lakota (Sioux) of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation who opposed Oglala tribal chairman Richard Wilson. They occupied the town of Wounded Knee in protest against Wilson’s administration, as well as against the federal government’s persistent failures […]

Matt Remle, Hunkpapa Lakota Human Rights Warrior

Matt Remle (Hunkpapa Lakota) – is a community organizer, educator, father and writer. His Lakota name is Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Charging Thunder), who was his many times Great Grandfather from the late 1700’s. Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Charging Thunder) was a Winter Count keeper for the Hunkpapa Lakota and was the Grandfather of Rain-in- the-Face, Red Thunder and […]

Who is America’s Political Prisoner, Leonard Peltier?

Leonard Peltier is an Anishinabe-Lakota activist and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who was born in 1944. In 1977 he was [wrongly] convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for first degree murder in the shooting of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents during a 1975 conflict on the […]

The Black Hills Are Not For Sale. Honor the Treaties!

Based on materials from A Black Hills Report by Amy Corbin. The Black Hills stretch across western South Dakota, northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana and constitute a sacred landscape for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Omaha. To the Lakota, they are Paha Sapa, “the heart of everything that is.” The Black Hills were the casualty of […]
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