- Black Elk
I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now... I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered... And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A people's dream died there. It was a beautiful dream.
Wounded Knee Massacre
By 1890, American Indian resistance in the western United States had been crushed and settlers and railways had closed the frontier. In this environment of despair, the ...