Monday, November 7, 2016

Pine Ridge and Wounded Knee

Much in the world news today, the Native Americans of Pine Ridge, due to the highly controversial pipeline the US Government seems to allow to be laid across their land.
Not the first controversy involving the US Govt versus the Oglala Sioux. No berets involved in the Massacre of Wounded Knee, but many Native Americans adopted the revolutionary beret during the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. 
Dennis Banks (1937), a Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist and author, being the most prominent boinero during the standoff. 

1 comment:

  1. Native Americans are a justifiably aggrieved nation. It's good to see the beret, which figured prominently in the battles for civil rights in Europe, come to North America in the same role.