The Occupation of Wounded Knee

Written and narrated by Westminster student Tim Lindgren, this is the story of the longest occupation of domestic territory since the Civil War, the 1973 Native American Occupation of Wounded Knee. For hundreds of years, Native American communities have lost their land, been confined to reservations, and been subjected to government policies that aimed to deconstruct their cultural, social and political identities. This is the story of response and the right to decide your own future and decide your own identity.

In addition to the narrative, we will be posting an extensive interview with the Native American historian Dr. Swensen, who speaks with expertise on the issue both as a historian and as a Native American.