Tag Archives: Dawes Act
The biggest impact of the Dawes Act was a loss of indigenous cultures, tradition and land across the U.S. It did a number on our tribal communities and tried to pit our ancestors against each other.
In my recent blog post on Black Elk, a holy man and healer of the Oglala Sioux, I mentioned how the early reservations were before the Indian Reorganization Act… no food, inferior shelter, meager provisions and uncaring superintendents. In today’s topic, I explain the changes brought about by the Indian Reorganization Act and how they […]
The land where the massacre of Wounded Knee occured is up for sale by a private individual. He had offered the land to the Oglala Sioux Tribe who did not purchase it due to the inflated asking price and other reasons. Learn more.
In a single day, December 29, 1890, an estimated 300 men, women, and children of the Miniconjou and Hunkpapa Lakota lay dead or dying near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation, having been massacred by the U.S. Army’s 7thCalvary Regiment. There they remained for three days, while a blizzard preserved them in frozen […]