On December 29,1890, Miniconjou Lakota chief Spotted Elk (Big Foot) and some 300 of his followers were gunned down on the banks of Wounded Knee Creek. Eighty-three years later, 200 Oglala Lakota seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, for 71 days. In observance of the 40th anniversary of the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973, The Center for Western Studies is seeking papers that will address questions related to Wounded Knee 1973, the 1890 massacre, as well as any and all aspects of Northern Plains American Indian history and culture. As always,papers on any subject related to Northern Plains history, literature, art, and archeology are welcome.
Send a one-page paper or session proposal with title,brief description, and biographical sketch, along with presenter name, address,phone number, and email address, to:
Director of Outreach and Promotion
The Center for Western Studies
2001 S. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Proposals are due on or before February 10, 2012. Please indicate whether you would also serve as a session chair.
$45 if received byApril 16,2012 ($50 thereafter). Registration is free for full-time undergraduate students of any college or university. Information about registration and meal costs will be available in March 2012. Please visit www.augie.edu/cws.
$150 and $100 in academic, non-academic, student, and women’s history categories are available.
This program is supported by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.