Thursday, February 28, 2013

Burying my heart...again

When I was in 7th grade, I decided to write a paper on the book Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee.  Quite an undertaking for a 13 year old girl.  The book and what I devoted to the writing of that paper stay with me to this day.  While I cannot imagine what it is like to live in exile in your own land, I know the heartache of not being able to claim something that is your 'birthright'.

Today, I share the capturing of memories from photo-journalist, Owen Luck as he recalls the 1973 uprising, which took place the same year I wrote my paper for my English class. 

From NPR: A Photographer Remembers Wounded Knee, 40 Years Later.  The pictures 40 years later are just as haunting, and the story of the injustice just as raw as the United State government's massacre of innocent Lakota Indians in1890.


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