Surviving wounded knee the lakotas and the politics of memory grua david w 9780190055578 books amazonca. Surviving wounded knee offers the most detailed narrative of the politics of memory i have ever read one can still wish for more how did the petitioning horn cloud interact with the communitys lakota speaking traditionalists how did the emerging indian law community in washington dc affect the survivors cause what role did . The survivors engaged in the politics of memory by preparing compensation claims erecting a monument in memory of the chief big foot massacre at the mass grave on the pine ridge reservation by dictating accounts to sympathetic whites and by testifying before the us congress in the 1930s in support of a bill intended to liquidate the liability of the united states for wounded knee. This is an excerpt from surviving wounded knee the lakotas and the politics of memory by david w grua on november 2 1955 dewey beard passed away quietly in his sleep on the pine ridge. And now in surviving wounded knee the lakotas and the politics of memory david w grua has gone beyond greene to look at how the event shaped the history of indian white relations on the northern plains in the fifty years after the massacre grua divides his study of memory into two sections
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