Wounded Knee, South Dakota<br />
July 28, 2011<br />
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Secret Service men stand guard by graves at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South .Dakota during a brief visit by the United States Attorney General, Eric Holder. The mass grave at the .cemetery is where the victims of the 1896 massacre of Big Foot's band were buried. The U.S. Government has never formally apologized for the slaughter that took place there, when soldiers killed several hundred fleeing women in children, symbolically ending two centuries of war against this nation's original inhabitants

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American History (part 3)
Wounded Knee, South Dakota
July 28, 2011

Secret Service men stand guard by graves at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South .Dakota during a brief visit by the United States Attorney General, Eric Holder. The mass grave at the .cemetery is where the victims of the 1896 massacre of Big Foot's band were buried. The U.S. Government has never formally apologized for the slaughter that took place there, when soldiers killed several hundred fleeing women in children, symbolically ending two centuries of war against this nation's original inhabitants

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Photographer: Facing Change: Documenting America
Source: Facing Change
Date 5 Sep 2011
Location: Wounded Knee SD USA
Credit: Andrew Lichtenstein
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  • Sioux
  • Reservation
  • Government
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  • Power
  • Conquest
  • History
  • Memory
  • Memorial
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  • Genocide
  • Pine Ridge
  • Wounded Knee
  • Massacre
  • Security
  • Cemetery
  • Facing Change
  • South Dakota
  • Andrew Lichtenstein
  • Leica


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