This Date in Native History: On February 27, 1973, about 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee.
The family of American Indigenous activist Dennis Banks says he was surrounded by family when he died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Banks’ family says the 80-year-old developed pneumonia after undergoing heart surgery earlier this month and didn’t want to be put on life support. He died Sunday night. Read the rest of this entry