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Wounded Knee Artifacts Illustrate a Slow Process

Institutions working, slowly, to return Native American items taken more than a century ago

(Newser) - One by one, items purportedly taken from Native Americans massacred at Wounded Knee Creek emerged from the display cases where they’ve sat for more than a century in a museum in rural Massachusetts. Moccasins, necklaces, clothing, ceremonial pipes, tools, and other objects were laid out as a photographer snapped...

Senators Urge Biden to Remove 'Shame on Nation'

They want him to revoke medals awarded after Wounded Knee massacre

(Newser) - Soldiers who gunned down Lakota women and children in one of the worst massacres in American history do not deserve the nation's highest military honor, 17 senators argued in a letter to President Biden this week. The lawmakers—16 Democrats and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders—said it was "...

Medals of Honor From Wounded Knee Could Be Revoked

Elizabeth Warren introduces Senate measure

(Newser) - Twenty US soldiers were awarded Medals of Honor for "gallantry" and "bravery" following the slaughter of hundreds of mostly unarmed Native Americans at Wounded Knee in 1890. A pair of bills are now seeking to have all those medals revoked. It's "about more than just rescinding...

Wounded Knee Activist Russell Means Dies
 Wounded Knee Activist 
 Russell Means Dies 

Wounded Knee Activist Russell Means Dies

He also starred in Last of the Mohicans , once ran for president

(Newser) - Russell Means, a former American Indian Movement activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, reveled in stirring up attention, and appeared in several Hollywood films, has died. He was 72. Means died early today at his ranch in Porcupine, SD, an Ogala Sioux tribal spokeswoman said. Means...

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