I love the land and the buffalo, and will not part with it……….
I love to roam over the prairies, there I feel free and happy.
-White Bear, Satanta
I am addicted to these 2 books.
500 Nations has so much information about the many different tribes, it is amazing. Not to mention it also gives graphic details and pictures.
One of these detailed stories is “The Wounded Knee Massacre – December 1890“, the Lakota Tribe and the Ghost Dance.
This true story breaks my heart each and every time I read it……it did happen, and it will never be forgotten.
“The soldiers now numbered around 500; the Indians 350, all but 120 of these women and children.”
“when the Indians ran to take cover, the Hotchkiss artillery opened up on them, cutting down men, women, children alike, the sick Big Foot among them. By the end of this brutal, unnecessary violence, which lasted less than an hour, at least 150 Indians had been killed and 50 wounded. In comparison, army casualties were 25 killed and 39 wounded.“
I know I have studied and analyzed every single photograph from the Native Americans in early photographs book.
The 3 pictures below are from my book. I used the close up feature on my camera and took a few photos out of the book to share.
Picture #1: Three Chiefs. Taken by Edward S. Curtis 1900. Library of Congress
Picture #2: Ready For The Charge. Taken by Edward S. Curtis. no date given. Library of Congress
Picture #3: Start Of A War Party. Taken by Edward S. Curtis. no date given. Library of Congress