On Nov. 13, 1990, SD historian and author Rex Allen Smith visited the Wounded Knee site and recorded an interesting audio account of the events from 1890.
Things To Do
1. Watch A Dark Day: The Wounded Knee Massacre.
2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)
3. Student Glossary (PDF)
- Print Crossword Puzzle, (answers), and distribute to class.
- Word Search (online)
4. Discussion Cards (PDF)
5. Class Activity - Reality Check (PDF)
Episode 20 Script
Lost Bird of Wounded Knee
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On February 27, 1973, 200 Native Americans, mainly members of the militant American Indian Movement, occupied Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the last Indian Wars massacre.
Oscar Howe created a powerful, disquieting masterpiece, one that many people at the time preferred to turn away from, if not decry.
Takuwe is an educational art exhibit centered on reimagining the senseless slaughter of innocent Lakota children, women, and men at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890.