Wounded Knee

Posted by Martin A. Mora (North Platte, United States) on 23 March 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

You have see some of The Indian Portraits I have taken, and you can see how nobel and proud of their Heritage they are, here we have A Time in thier history of great sadness and grief. My Wifes Great Great Great Great grandfather was at the little big horn at age 17, and was a survivor of the Wounded Knee Massacre where he lost his Mother, Father, two brothers, his wife and child. This is what it looks like today.

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MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very touching story Martin . And such an interesting picture !

23 Mar 2010 4:02pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

Thanks Mariana, yes this wasnt really intended to be a photographic endevor, more of a statement, as I had been reading about the history of this all morning long. Its something that really didnt hit me when I was there, but now knowing more details, its a place I want to go back to.

23 Mar 2010 4:12pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Has this been left as a sort of memorial Martin?

23 Mar 2010 7:22pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

The story of the Indian is a sad story and they could have all the reasons to be mad and angry. But as your picture shown they are just nice and happy people. I felt bad when I did read the story of Wounded Knee in the past and I'm not American. I can just imagine the pain and sadness.
Thanks for sharing this important memory with us.

23 Mar 2010 10:02pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Statement well made......and a great reminder for us all.......

23 Mar 2010 11:31pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

What a touching story to go with this interesting image

24 Mar 2010 12:37am

☾éline from New York City, Afghanistan

Wow ! What a story !
This is great that your wife has knowledge of this ! even if the part of History she has roots in is a really sad one...

24 Mar 2010 2:16am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

This is a sad story but sometimes is good to look back and be sad as long as you don´t forget to look forward again. Great documentation.
I was totally into indians as a child and you brought this back to me with your so beautiful and moving photos, thank you very much fpr that.

28 Mar 2010 9:18am

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