The destruction of Wounded Knee by AIM in 1973

Notes from Indian Country

WOUNDED KNEE, SD—Just recently, flyers were distributed across the Pine Ridge Reservation asking the residents to honor the “Liberation of Wounded Knee in February of 1973.” Those who would celebrate and hand out flyers have a delusional recollection of the past.

Wounded Knee was a small village on the Pine Ridge Reservation. There were homes where approximately 35 families dwelled and there was a so-called Trading Post which was the only grocery store for miles to serve the residents of Wounded Knee and the nearby village of Manderson. Wounded Knee was also the historical site of the horrible...