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

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University of Illinois Press, 1999 - 428 էջ
This book is the powerful story of the ongoing struggle of indigenous
Americans in the twentieth century United States and of its shift in focus
from traditional battlefield and massacre sites to federal courtrooms
and the halls of Congress.
The Politics of Hallowed Ground includes excerpts from the diary
kept by Mario Gonzalez, the attorney for the Sioux Nation in its struggle
for recognition of the Wounded Knee Massacre site as a national monument.
Gonzalez's personal record of the struggle is coupled with commentary
by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, a Native American writer who places the work in
its historical context. Together, the two voices will draw the reader
into far more than the continuing struggle of the Sioux people to achieve
justice.
The book covers Sioux history from before the Wounded Knee tragedy to
modern times, through the Sioux Nation's long and often rancorous dialogue
with the U.S. government over control of South Dakota's Black Hills, traditional
Sioux lands recognized by treaty in 1877 and never forfeited or sold.
After reading a 13-year-old survivor's narrative of what happened at Wounded
Knee and the list of the dead and wounded, readers will find it difficult
not to share the Sioux perspective.
"Provocative and compelling with its raw incisive written commentary
by a man who is trained as a lawyer but still views his world through
tribal lenses." -- Leonard R. Bruguier, Director of the Institute
of American Indian Studies, University of South Dakota
"By far the most moving, most compelling book I have read about
the Sioux and their ongoing struggle to come to grips with history. Gonzalez
and Cook-Lynn let us see the gut-wrenching realities that people who work
to make a difference face." - Robert Allen Warrior, author of Tribal
Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions
 

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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
368

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

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