The siege at Wounded Knee<br />By: Kayla Derrick<br />USPD2<br />
How does this affect us?<br />When the occupation of Wounded Knee was over, the activities of the Sioux people had caught national and global attention. The people were fighting for the rights and promises due them by the United States, over 370 treaties, that had all been broken. <br />This fighting and perseverance changed the way many people looked at the native people of America. Instead of seeing them as a nuisance, they were seen as victims and fighters trying to win back what was already theirs. <br />
happenings<br /><ul><li> Some things that were going on in the world at this time were:
Unrecorded Native Americans and U.S. Servicemen</li></ul>Wounded Knee in the New York Times<br />
The story<br />In February, 1973, the Oglala Sioux people of the Pine Ridge Reservation decided that they’d had enough of the corruption that was present in ruling body of their people. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) had control over the reservations, but the people at the head of the table were horribly corrupt. Fed up with this “white man’s” way of life, a group of armed Native Americans, with the help of the American Indian Movement (AIM) reclaimed Wounded Knee in the name of the Lakota Sioux. For almost 10 weeks, this increasing force of Native Americans ruled themselves, falling back on the old traditions. They lived as their people had lived a hundred years ago, and they followed and believed in the treaties made during the time period. Treaties, like the Black Hills Treaty of 1868, that the federal government had broken.<br />
Seeing as there was nothing funny about the history of Wounded Knee, there are no political cartoons concerning it.<br />Political cartoon…not<br />
video<br />This video is Russell Means talking about the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973. Russell was one of the founders of AIM.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRcAYOIhx4Y<br />
Questions,conclusion/blog<br />What would you have done if you were one of the Native Americans? One of the U.S. Marshals?<br />Do you think the government did the right thing? Why or why not?<br />How would you have solved the siege?<br />
Song-This is a song dedicated to the movie “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” a movie which is based on the book written by dee brown<br />By the Indigo Girls<br />http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4B97581DED0EC9B9&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&v=mFqbyvgAkPY<br />
Web page<br />This web page was published by Edgar and Alma! (I actually don’t know who, but that’s what was on the page.)<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_incident<br />
conclusion<br />After the second happening at Wounded Knee, the world was more informed of the situation the Native Americans were in. This brought light to how the government had gone back on its written treaties, forcing changes to be made. Life improved slightly for all Native Americans, and they gained more rights. Overall, things could be better, but they are better than they were.<br />
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