American Indian Movement
Home site of the group that instigated the 1973 Wounded Knee incident.

AIM and Wounded Knee Documents
Documents provided by Michigan State University from the incident at Wounded Knee.

AIM Statement on Wounded Knee November 1973
Statement given by the American Indian Movement during the conflict.

American Experience: Wounded Knee
Link to PBS’ We Shall Remain series, episode 5, produced in 2009 about the events at Wounded Knee (video).

The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre
PBS provides this link to its Archives of the West and Lakota Indian accounts of the 1890 Massacre at Wounded Knee.

Native Americans In The News: Images of Indians in the Twentieth Century Press
Google Books’ link to Mary Ann Weston’s book on Native Americans and the press.

Repression On the Reservation
EBSCO link to abstract of Karen L. Michel’s article on Native Americans and the First Amendment from the Columbia Journalism Review in November 1998.


Mainstream Media’s Spotty Coverage of Native America
The Maynard Media Center’s Joshunda Sanders wrote this 2012 article about the stereotypes evident in media coverage.

Occupy Wounded Knee: A Forgotten Civil Rights Movement
The Atlantic’s Emily Chertoff wrote in October 2012 that the death of Russell Means served as a reminder of the vision of the AIM.

Indians Decry Grammy Act As Racist
Indians protest the 2004 Grammy performance of OutKast, calling it blatant racist material.

Orlando Coverage is Offensive
The Daily Caller reports about criticism of coverage of the Orlando Pulse shooting in June 2016 and how it ignored the 150 killed at Wounded Knee in 1890.

National Coalition on Racism in Sports & Media
Organization that monitors incidents of racism in sports and the media, specifically with team mascots.

The Navajos, the Hopis, and the U.S. Press
EBSCO link to abstract of Jerry Kammer’s article on the government relocation of Navajos from Arizona and how it wasn’t covered by the top three newspapers in the United States. From Columbia Journalism Review, July 1986.

Navajo – Hopi Long Land Dispute
This summary details media misrepresentation of another land dispute between the Navajo and Hopi tribes.


Wounded Knee and Beyond
A New York Times review of the autobiography of AIM’s Russell Means.

Why Not Wounded Knee A Tale of Two Monuments?
An author traveling to South Dakota believes Wounded Knee deserves monument status just as much as the Little Big Horn. Contains profanity.

Russell Means speaks to Congress
The AIM activist speaks in Washington on January 31, 1989 and criticizes the Bureau of Indian Affairs and leadership of reservations (video).

Russell Means: Americans are the New Indian
Means speaks in a long-form interview where he says Americans and Native Americans are all imprisoned within one huge reservation (video).

Website and information about the organization fighting for Indigenous People’s rights since 1972.

Wounded Knee 1973-1998: The Struggle Continues
A look at the continuing struggle of Native Americans from Communist Party and Caddo Tribe member Judith LeBlanc.

1890 and 1973: Do We Really Know What Happened at Wounded Knee?
Mark Tilsen of Native American Natural Foods wrote this January 2015 reflection from the perspective of a Pine Ridge Reservation resident and shares successes in the midst of struggles.

Related Topics

MSU Library Collection
Michigan State University library’s collection of Native American documents.

U.S. Marshals History
The United States Marshals Service’s website gives its perspective on the 1973 Wounded Knee incident.

Black Ink and the New Red Power
SAGE Journals provides an abstract of Patty Loew and Kelly Mella’s 2005 article in the September 2005 issue of Journalism & Communication Monographs. Includes link to PDF of the article.

AIM and Alcatraz tells the story of members of the American Indian Movement occupying Alcatraz Island in 1969.

Zechariah Chafee, Jr.
The Law Library’s entry on the U.S. legal scholar and educator referred to at the beginning of Case 17.


From Wounded Knee to Afghanistan: A Century of U.S. military interventions
A list of U.S. military interventions from past to present.

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
The National Park Service’s page on the area where General George Custer was defeated in 1876.

Paha Sapa: The Struggle for the Black Hills film
The Sacred Land Film Project website summarizes the HBO film referenced near the end of Case 17.

Lakota Woman – Siege at Wounded Knee movie
Vimeo link to an autobiographical account of a woman who witnessed Wounded Knee (video).