Panel 4 : "Dancing Again : History, Memory, and Activism at Wounded Knee"
This study examines the role history and memory played in the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by Oglala and other Native American protestors. Previous histories of the event focus largely on the role of the American Indian Movement, while overlooking those factors capable of motivating Oglala citizens to risk their lives in protest against the United States. This paper aims to understand the relationship between the history of United States-Oglala relations and the collective memory of those Oglala protestors both within and around Wounded Knee. Through examining newspaper articles published ...
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