The Politics of Hallowed Ground: Wounded Knee and the Struggle for Indian Sovereignty

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University of Illinois Press, 1999 - History - 428 pages
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This riveting account of hope, anger, and the pursuit of honor centers around the efforts, beginning in 1985, of the Wounded Knee Survivor's Associations to obtain legal redress for the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Interweaving entries from the diary of Oglala attorney Mario Gonzalez and historical commentary by Santee/Yankton writer Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, The Politics of Hallowed Ground traces the Survivors' Association's struggle to secure from the U.S. government a formal apology and recognition of the massacre site as a National American Monument.

Surveying both recent and historical events, Gonzalez and Cook-Lynn address critical issues of cultural bias and collective memory. Their observations expose not only the seemingly unbridgeable gap between white and Native cultures but also impassioned dialogue among various tribes affected by the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Heartbreaking and inspiring by turns, The Politics of Hallowed Ground reveals the bitter and ongoing struggle of a Native people to recover its history and its sacred lands -- and to achieve justice once and for all.

  

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A must read for all Sioux Indians who wish to better understand the centuries long struggle for justice in the taking of the Black Hills and millions of acres of land from the Sioux. Excellent reading for anyone who wants a better understanding of the issues surrounding the Wounded Knee Massacre.

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Worth a look. It chronicles the unsuccessful effort of Lakota activists and their allies to get a permanent memorial built at Wounded Knee. The full asininity of bureaucratic bullshit is on display. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Diaries and Chronicles 198993
11
Introduction to Diaries and Chronicles
13
The Dilemma of Ethical Systems and Legal Ideas May 51989October 301990
23
Word Searchers and Big Font Riders November 1 1990April 241991
79
Wocowoyake True Stories April 30 1991October 121991
121
Epilogue
231
Appendixes
233
Written Testimony of Mario Gonzalez from the September 251990 Senate Hearing
248
The Forced Reduction of the Great Sioux Reservation
257
Chronology of Events Leading Up to the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre
292
The Wounded Knee Death List
296
Chronology of HistoricalLegal Events on Sioux Land Claims
331
A Resolution Expressing the Federal Governments Deep Regret for the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre
358
A Bill to Establish a Wounded Knee National Tribal Park
360
Notes
370

Introduction to the Appendixes
235
Other Readings and Dates of Significance
237
Brown Hats Vision
246

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About the author (1999)

Gonzalez serves as the Attorney General of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn of the Crow Creek Sioux Nation is a writer, poet, and professor emerita of Native American studies at Eastern Washington University. Among her many honors is the Oyate Igluwitaya award given by Native university students in South Dakota to those who "aid in the ability of The People to see clearly in the company of each other.

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