Wounded Knee

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In this stirring historical account, Neil Waldman presents the background events that led up to the final and unforgettable confrontation between two proud and disparate cultures.

Waldman begins the story of Wounded Knee with the settling of North America by Europeans, the land that tribes of nomadic hunters had found centuries earlier, and where they had developed their own unique culture. When the settlers arrived and tried to tame the ...

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Overview

In this stirring historical account, Neil Waldman presents the background events that led up to the final and unforgettable confrontation between two proud and disparate cultures.

Waldman begins the story of Wounded Knee with the settling of North America by Europeans, the land that tribes of nomadic hunters had found centuries earlier, and where they had developed their own unique culture. When the settlers arrived and tried to tame the frontier wilderness of the west, a conflict began which would last for decades.

Unfamiliar with European concepts of ownership and diplomacy, the Lakota warrior tribes of the western plains could make no sense of the intruders who were suddenly staking claims to the mountains and prairies they called home. And in turn, the settlers felt unjustly threatened by the "red heathens" who attacked them even when they turned useless prairie into productive farmland.

Finally, the Lakota were forced to cast aside their ancient ways and live on reservations, where the eastern settlers hoped they would learn white ways of living. Then, on December 28, 1890, at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, the last free remnants of the proud nomadic hunters faced the might of the U.S. Army. And another series of misunderstandings left the blood of the last free Lakotas trickling into the earth.

Recounts the events leading to the massacre at Wounded Knee, concluding with a description of the battle itself.

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Children's Literature
On December 29, 1890, the men of the Seventh U.S. Cavalry stood poised for battle. Their foes were once again the Lakota people, more commonly known as the Sioux. Ranged around the Lakota village at Pine Ridge Reservation, the cavalrymen may have been thinking back to the Custer Battle of 1876 where their predecessors in the Seventh were slain on desolate Montana land. Whatever may have crossed their minds, the U.S. cavalrymen were about to engage in one of the final chapters of the Indian Wars. There at Wounded Knee, the men clad in blue slew hundreds of Lakota people, the vast majority being women, children and old men. This tragic story of the Sioux and their relationship with the Whites is presented in an illustrated work. Tracing the history of Lakota involvement with the incoming Whites, the author tells the sad tale of destruction that marked that saga. Although the Lakotas were successful in a number of battles with their foes, they were ultimately driven to their knees. Looking back many years later, Black Elk, a Lakota holy man and survivor of the Wounded Knee massacre, stated, "And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A people's dream died there." The moving story is well told in this beautifully crafted book. 2001, Atheneum Books, $18.00. Ages 10 to 14. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-This remarkable and well-written history begins with a vivid description of the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek in December, 1890, as related by Black Elk, a Lakota brave who witnessed the tragedy. From that stark, yet poetically related beginning evolves the story of the ill-fated interactions between the white settlers and the government on one hand, and the Native American people who lived in and around the Black Hills of South Dakota on the other. It is a story of cultural misunderstandings, of journalistic excesses, and of intentional as well as unintentional betrayals. Each of the incidents described, from the first contacts of whites with the Native Americans through the massacre that marked the end of the Indian wars, is presented in a balanced, nonjudgmental way. Although Waldman's sympathies clearly lie with the Native Americans, he does not shrink from reporting the excesses that some of the Indians engaged in, and he demonstrates how the settlers' fears were often fueled by inflammatory newspaper articles. Waldman's distinctive illustrations add texture to his narrative. Many of the paintings are based on well-known early photographs from the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress collections. The only flaw in this otherwise wonderful book is the absence of maps, other than a hand-drawn sketch of the Wounded Knee camp. Without one, children may have trouble visualizing the changes in the scope of the land that the Native Americans controlled, as over time their range diminished. Still, this is a title that every library should consider purchasing.- Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Waldman's (The Wisdom Bird, 2000, etc.) account of the massacre at Wounded Knee is accessible to young readers, but troubling in its lack of documentation. His short narrative moves quickly through the background of the Overland Trail and the Indian "treaties," boarding schools and the Ghost Dance religion, to the events that lead to the historic slaughter. He describes how the settlers and the government quickly decimated the Lakota's culture (acknowledging, for instance, the systematic slaughter of the buffalo), and portrays the events at Wounded Knee as a massacre, rather than the "battle" it has been called. He makes good use of newspaper headlines and articles to convey the sentiments of the white culture at the time, but he also makes use of dialogue and dramatic setting that is unattributed ("the braves glanced nervously at one another, sensing that a bloody confrontation loomed just ahead"). At the front and end, there's a present-tense description of the battle from Black Elk's point of view. Also unattributed, it is a loose paraphrase from Black Elk Speaks (which Waldman does include in his bibliography), including some phrases in direct quotes, but with some curious alterations. For instance, "I painted my face all red . . . It did not take me long to get ready" (from Black Elk Speaks) becomes "He hurriedly painted his face red" (in Waldman's text). Though Black Elk Speaks indicates "when we were charging, I just held the sacred bow out in front of me with my right hand. The bullets did not hit us at all," Waldman says, "The riders held their bows high above their heads and charged down from the ridge, directly into the fire of the cavalry." Combined with his impressionisticpaintings, most of which are based on photographs by Edward S. Curtis and contemporaries, Waldman portrays the Lakota sympathetically, but with a romanticized tone that is inaccurate. The bibliography of six adult titles will be only moderately useful to young readers, who will need more resources to flesh out their understanding of Lakota culture and this period of history. However, there is little else available on Wounded Knee, and for careful readers, this might be a useful place to start. (bibliography, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689825590
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 5/1/1901
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 10.36 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: Massacre

CHAPTER TWO: First Contacts

CHAPTER THREE: On the Warpath

CHAPTER FOUR: The Shrinking Lands

CHAPTER FIVE: The Messiah

CHAPTER SIX: Big Foot

EPILOGUE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

PHOTO CREDITS

INDEX

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