American Indian Movement

  • The Siege of Wounded Knee was a Beginning for Renewed Native Resistance

    by Benjamin Hedin and Nick Estes

    Movement activists occupied the Wounded Knee site in 1973, in defiance of corrupt tribal leadership and federal authorities. Both the occupation and the massacre of Native people at the same place in 1890 had been cast as tragic endings. Native activists insist that they represent cultural and political rebirths.