Wounded Knee 1973

In the seventies, following the Vietnam protests and the Civil Rights Movement, a group of indigenous activists started fighting for their rights. The movement was named Red Power, after the Black Power Movement.

In 1970 the book 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – An Indian History of the American West' had been published. It critically pointed out the largely neglected story of the Indians and was a catalyst for a new activist movement.