Billy Mills
“Wings of an Eagle”

“Wings of an Eagle”

Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills recalls winning the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics in one of the greatest upsets in sports history. Mills, an Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, was the second American Indian to win an Olympic gold medal and … Continue reading

American Indian Movement
AIM Member on What Lead to Wounded Knee Occupation

Protestors Occupy Wounded Knee. Source: Revolution Newspaper.

Bill Means, a Lakota member of the American Indian Movement (AIM), which advocates for the rights of American Indians, discusses the events that led to AIM’s takeover and 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota. The complex event that lead to the Wounded … Continue reading

Wounded Knee Incident
The American Indian Movement Occupies Wounded Knee

The American Indian Movement Occupies Wounded Knee

On February 27, 1973, approximately 200 Oglala Lakota and members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, which is located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The occupation was imp rotes of the failure of the Oglala Civil Rights Organization to impeach tribal … Continue reading

Grand Canyon
[Text] Theodore Roosevelt’s Admiration for the Grand Canyon

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“I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel, or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur…Leave it as it is. You can not improve on it.” President of the United States from 1901 to 1909, Theodore Roosevelt is considered the “Father … Continue reading