Descendants of Wounded Knee: The Ultimate Sacrifice on the Pine Ridge Reservation
DescriptionIn the summer of 1999, Wally Black Elk set off on the two-mile walk from the Pine Ridge Reservation to the tiny border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. Three days later his horribly mutilated body was discovered next to that of his drinking companion, Ronnie Hard Heart. The murders of the two men are still unsolved and continue to cause brutal clashes between border town cops and the Oglala Lakota.
Descendants of Wounded Knee uses the murders as a backdrop to the tribe's historical battle against colonization and a reservation system predicated on assimilation. Life on the Pine Ridge, one of the most violent places in America, is a daily struggle with poverty, disease, alcoholism, and too often brutality. Told with candor, Descendants of Wounded Knee is an unvarnished account of life on the Pine Ridge.
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