with Abby Martin
Empire Files on Jun 4, 2022
For over 100 years, human remains and sacred artifacts stolen from the bodies at the Wounded Knee Massacre have been locked away, held by a private library in the small town of Barre, Massachusetts. Descendants of the victims are fighting to retrieve them, but the library Board of Directors refuses to cooperate.
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From the archives:
The “American Experiment” is a Savage Nightmare, by Paul Street
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Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn
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This tragic story has echoes in many places that were colonised by white men, doing their ‘duty for Queen/King and country’.
Africa, Australia, India, South America, New Zealand and the South Pacific, to mention a few.
The skeletons and artifacts of indigenous peoples were treated as mere collectibles by the plunderers.
History is ugly.
Thanks, Johnny. History is ugly.