Chris Hedges: How George Armstrong Custer Became a Martyr Used to Justify Genocide and US Imperialism

Trail of Tears

Image by Gary Scott via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Sep 16, 2022

Custer became in death a martyr to the American empire. He was in popular mythology the last to die in the battle, a symbol of martial valor, although there is scant evidence for this assertion.

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Abby Martin: Lakota Human Remains Stolen from US Army Massacre Hoarded by Private Museum

cp 2011 Wounded Knee

Image by Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

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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One Giant Rez by William Norman Grigg

Dandelion Salad

Crossposted at Thomas Paine’s Corner thanks, Jason.

“What’s happening in my country is also happening in your country…. You don’t even know it, but you’re the Indians of the 21st Century, and that’s very sad.”

– Russell Means, Indian Activist and Facilitator of the newly created Independent Republic of Lakota.

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