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  • I shall not rest quiet in Montparnasse. I shall not lie easy at Winchelsea. You may bury my body in Sussex grass, You may bury my tongue at Champmedy. I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass. Bury my heart at Wounded Knee

    Lying   Heart   Body  
    "American Names" l. 30 (1927)
  • Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.

    "American Names" l. 30 (1927)
  • And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing.

  • What we did in the 1960s and early 1970s was raise the consciousness of white America that this government has a responsibility to Indian people. That there are treaties; that textbooks in every school in America have a responsibility to tell the truth. An awareness reached across America that if Native American people had to resort to arms at Wounded Knee, there must really be something wrong. And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing. From that, our own people began to sense the pride.

  • She stood looking carefully at the labeled portraits Ursala had put up: Little Crow, Chief of the Santees, Geronimo, last of the Apaches, and Ursala's favorite, Big Foot, dying in the snow at Wounded Knee. "Isn't that where the massacre was?" asked Ellen. "Yes. I'm going to go there when I'm grown up. To Wounded Knee." "That seems sensible," said Ellen.

    Feet   Snow   Crow  
    Eva Ibbotson (2008). “A Song for Summer”, p.22, Pan Macmillan
  • I must have been about 11 when I read the book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I read, over and over again.

    Book   Heart   Knees  
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  • Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.

    Family   Mom   Education  
    "Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922)", Book by Kate Louise Roberts, 2010.
  • MR. KHARIS: 'Does Mr. Celine seriously suggest that the United States Government is in need of a guardian?' MR. CELINE: 'I am merely offering a way out for your client. Any private individual with a record of such incessant murder and robbery would be glad to cop an insanity plea. Do you insist that your client was in full possession of its reason at Wounded Knee? At Hiroshima? At Dresden?' JUSTICE IMMHOTEP: 'You become facetious, Mr. Celine.' MR. CELINE: 'I have never been more serious.

  • I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A people's dream died there. It was a beautiful dream.

    "Black Elk Speaks". Book by John Gneisenau Neihardt, 1932.
  • Post office closures in the Dakotas and Minnesota will impact many communities‚ but the White Earth reservation villages‚ and other tribal towns of Squaw Lake‚ Ponemah‚ Brookston in Minnesota‚ and Manderson‚ Wounded Knee and Wakpala (South Dakota) as well as Mandaree in North Dakota will mean hardships for a largely Native community.

    Mean   White   Lakes  
    "Native And Rural Communities Face Devastating Post Office Closures" by Georgianne Nienaber, www.huffingtonpost.com. February 10, 2012.
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