|Madonna Thunder Hawk joins Kiowa Lavetta Yeahquo, moderator Robert Pilot, and Wounded Knee attorney Fran Olsen and remembers when Oglala Lakota stood up at Wounded Knee, in a stand that shook the world. Photo Warrior Women Project.|
Inside the Bunkers: Remembering Wounded KneeBy Brenda Norrell
PORCUPINE, Oglala Lakota Nation -- Warrior women of Wounded Knee joined a reporter and an attorney to remember the 71 days of Wounded Knee, from the bunkers to the courtroom. Bullets whizzed by their ears as they resisted the heavily armed GOONS and the U.S. militarized assault on the people.
"Wounded Knee was just a spark, today we have flames," said Madonna Thunder Heart, Lakota, during a panel discussion of the Warrior Women Project on Saturday, during the 50th Anniversary of Wounded Knee in Porcupine on Pine Ridge.