A mass grave site at Wounded Knee honors over 300 men, women, and children who were massacred by the US 7th Cavalry on December 29, 1890.
• Imagine that you knew nothing about the title of this photograph or the context in which it was taken. What would you see? How does knowing the context impact your interpretation of the image? What do you think the photographer wants you to see? What do you think he wants you to think about?
• The cemetery/massacre site on the Pine Ridge Reservation is a site of atrocity and memory for Lakotas. It is the location of the massacre at Wounded Knee, the killing of over 300 men, women, and children in 1890 by the US 7th Cavalry. What role can sites of memory, such as this mass grave, play in our larger understanding of the Lakotas’ history?