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Voices of Wounded Knee book. He recreates the Ghost Dance in detail and shows how it related to the events leading up to the massacre.

He recreates the Ghost Dance in detail and shows how it related to the events leading up to the massacre.

The Wounded Knee incident began on February 27, 1973, when approximately 200 Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The protest followed the failure of an effort of the Oglala Sioux Civil Rights Organization (OSCRO) to impeach tribal president Richard Wilson, whom they accused of corruption and abuse of opponents.

Voices of Wounded Knee. William S. E. Coleman. The occupation of Wounded Knee/1973 is important history, not only for native peoples, but for all who care about this land and life - yet even now few people know why it happened, or even what happened there.

Voices of Wounded Knee. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. Moquin, Wayne, and Charles Van Doren. Great Documents in American Indian History. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. Congressional Debate on Bill To Provide Lands in Severalty, December 15-16, 1886; January 18, 25, 1887.

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The Wounded Knee Massacre (also called the Battle of Wounded Knee) was a domestic massacre of several hundred Lakota Indians, almost half women and children, by soldiers of the United States Army. It occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek (Lakota: Čhaŋkpé Ópi Wakpála) on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the . state of South Dakota, following a botched attempt to disarm the Lakota camp.

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In Voices of Wounded Knee, William S. E. Coleman brings together for the first time all the available sources-Lakota, military, and civilian-on the massacre of 29 December 1890. He recreates the Ghost Dance in detail and shows how it related to the events leading up to the massacre. Using accounts of participants and observers, Coleman reconstructs the massacre moment by moment. He places contradictory accounts in direct juxtaposition, allowing the reader to decide who was telling the truth.

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The interviews at times are very fact based, giving background to an immensely complitcated time in the history of Americas's west. The interviews can also be heartbreaking in their sad and horrifying recollections.
The dislocation of information between the West and the East where power lay and decisions were made is abundantly clear. News traveled slow. The authors/editors do a superb job of connecting the contemporary news, the interviews, and background to give White America's views along with the Native people's views. This all helps to bolster the incredibly wrong decisions made on the cold day of the massacre. I have done a lot of reading on this topic and it is really hard to discern exactly what happened that day, but the background in this book helps sheds light on how circumstances could build to such a horror as happened that day. Who is at fault? This book is not judgemental, though it has it's own point of view.
I do recommend this for anyone who wants good background on how a massacre can occur in our own United States. It also shows that media has determined public opinion long before TV and the internet. A good and thoughtful read. It is a reminder of how much things change, and how little things change.
William S.E. Coleman, who is one of America's best writers to begin with, has created the definitive history of the tragedy at Wounded Knee. The consummate western researcher, Doctor Coleman has been one of the foremost experts on William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody for several decades. His knowledge and fascination with the bridging of the wild west into the theater of the 20th century has led him on this profound, oral excavation of the events that signaled the final betrayal of the American Indian and particularly the Sioux culture. This mesmerizing project presents the actual words of the principal witnesses to the massacre of non-combatant men, women and children near Wounded Knee Creek in 1890. There has never been a truer or more accurate accounting of the events that formed the Messianic, Ghost Dance rituals of the Oglala and Lakota Sioux, which were ultimately misinterpreted by the Eurocentric, white settlers and military. Beginning with the reminiscence of Ben Black Elk in a hypnotic, 1971 interview, Coleman uses the written transcripts of the participants, observers, government employees and the Indians themselves to describe the shattered treaties, subcultural prejudices and provocative press accounts that spawned the genocide. His resources are varied and composed alongside each other in an unusually egalitarian mixture, allowing the reader to judge complicity and culpability without bias. Voices is the ultimate deconstruction of an extremely confusing and dangerous time in the United States as the home, lifestyle and spiritual essence of the first Americans all but evaporate with the final settling of the frontier. 118 years seem to vanish as the very words of those involved allow us an intimate and authentically immediate recounting unlike any ever offered. It is a masterpiece of human understanding and one of the most exciting histories I've ever read.
I am extremely happy with the book it is in great condition. The book is in fabulous condition I am impressed. A must read for western researchers, and people especially interested in what happened at Wounded Knee.
Prince Persie
This book is atrocious. The "voices of Wounded Knee," represented in the eyewitness accounts that the editor claims to have spent thirty years gathering (remarkably inefficent work, considering the many sources he missed),are heard in a disjointed fashion. The typeset constantly alternates between normal face and italics - one of many aggravating features of the book. The Wounded Knee tragdy deserves far better than this.
This book was very informative and Coleman's style of writing took me back in time during the time of Wounded Knee. Coleman's sources are the most accurate on the subject of the Soiux Nations struggles, Because he interviewed a Soiux tribal member. I thougt it was awesome the way Coleman takes his son's to meet the author of " Bury my heart at Wounded Knee." or at least the author's grandson.
A very informative, well written book. It shows the injustice that the "white man" did to the Native Ameican. It is a Must Read for all. Am glad that the author had first hand information from someone that was there at the time.
Voices of Wounded Knee download epub
Author: William S. E. Coleman
ISBN: 0803215061
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; 1st Edition edition (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 446 pages