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Mitakuye Oyasin

Aaron Huey

‘Today the Oglala Lakota live in the shadow of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.’

On 29 December, 1890, the US 7th Cavalry surrounded a Sioux encampment at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota and massacred Chief Spotted Elk and three hundred prisoners of war. After the so-called battle, twenty Congressional Medals of Honor were awarded.

Aaron Huey

Aaron Huey's Mitakuye Oyasin, published in Granta 128: American Wild, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award for photography. The second edition will be published by Radius Books in September.

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