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Wounded Knee #III

Arthur Amiotte Native American

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On December 29, 1890, at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the 7th Cavalry of the U.S. Army—General George Armstrong Custer’s reconstructed command—killed at least 150 Lakota men, women, and children. Arthur Amiotte’s great-grandfather Standing Bear (1859–1933) lost his wife and baby daughter in the massacre. Through historical photos, his family’s oral history, colored drawings, and newspaper clippings, the artist tells the tragic story that ended the dream for new life promised by the Ghost Dance.

Wounded Knee #III, Arthur Amiotte (Native American, Oglala Lakota (Teton Sioux), born South Dakota, 1942), Ink and paper on canvas, Oglala Lakota (Teton Sioux)

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