We lose important anniversaries in the holidays between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, especially in that school-less period from a few days before Christmas to a few days after New Year’s Day.
Today is the anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee, December 29, 1890.
I don’t have an appropriate post ready — I just matched the date up last night. I hoped someone would have a good memorial up today. But I haven’t seen one, yet.
How can we remember, if we forget even to note the date?
- Museum at Wounded Knee (films and on-line presentations)
- Short account of the massacre at EyewitnessToHistory.com; short account at USHistory.org
- “We Shall Remain,” PBS series on Native American history, Episode 5: “Wounded Knee”
- General account at Wikipedia
- Photo of the cemetery from photographer Crabshack
- History at dreamscape.org
- Photographs and paintings of the Ghost Dance, from Indiana University
Wounded Knee, by Keith Beasley: