Wounded Knee and the Bloody Birth of Empire.

Posted: December 29, 2014 in for your reflection, In Remembrance

124 years ago today.

“What would justice, genuine justice, be to the native peoples of this continent? From my perspective as the descendant of some of those settlers and citizen of the state that now strides this land whose birthright was dependent on the historic denial of another’s, the only justice possible is a death sentence on the Empire, whose epitaph will surely contain the words ‘Wounded Knee’, as well as a restoration of collective ownership. An irrevocable removal of those fences, those divisions that the geometry of capitalist expansion knifed into a blood-stained earth.

Wounded Knee: Never Forget, Never Forgive.”

Wounded Knee, December 29th, 1890 is full of meaning. Not just for the Miniconjou and Hunkpapa Lakota who were victims and perished in their hundreds, but for the course of imperial America. Its …
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The Tragedy of Wounded Knee (The Ghost Dance)
Sitting Bull 1884. Sitting Bull was shot and killed when police tried to arrest him outside his house on the Standing Rock reservation on December 15, 1890. Palmquist & Jurgens, photographer. (Denver Public Library; Western History Collection)
“What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one. What treaty that the white man has ever made with us have they kept? Not one. When I was a boy the Sioux owned the world; the sun rose and set on their land, they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today. Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them?….Sitting Bull
and from our comrade in New Haven
December 28th, 2014 | By Black Powder On Dec. 15, 1890, After many years of successfully resisting white efforts to destroy him and the Lakota people, the great Lakota chief and holy man Sitting Bull is killed by Indian police at the…
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