Sunday, December 7, 2008
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
This image was inspired by the book, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. I wanted to capture the tragedgy of the American Indians and honor the victims of a culture that was lost to the greed and violence of my people.
The Wounded Knee Massacre, previously known as The Battle at Wounded Knee Creek, was the last major armed conflict between the Oglala Lakota and the United States, subsequently described as a massacre by General Nelson A. Miles in a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.