Topic: Wounded Knee II

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 […]

Legendary Russell Means, Oglala Lakota Activist

Russell Means was an Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of American Indian people. (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage. Russell Means has lived a […]

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 […]

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 […]
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