Native American Day in Kansas

The state of Kansas celebrates its Native American culture and heritage every February 8th. As of last year this day was named Native American Day. It is meant to preserve and honor their culture and history.

Washington Redskins name change

The Washington Redskins name is being challenged by the local population. Over 60 Clergy sent a letter to the Redskins owner, Dan Synder, about the offensive name and challenging them to change it. You can read more below

Annual Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run 2013

The yearly Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle run will take place this year on August 2nd - 3rd. The run commemorates the memory of the victims of the Wounded Knee Massacre, and traces Chief Big Foot's trail from Fort Yates, ND to Wounded Knee, SD. For more information you can visit

The Museum is open to the public again.

We have officially re opened our doors to the general public! We have worked for this day ever since the fire destroyed our last museum, and we have a brand new building to open! Our new address is 600 Main St, Wall, South Dakota, 57790.

Wounded Knee Museum new app

We now have our own Wounded Knee Museum in the Apple App Store! Free to download, the app gives a close look up of the massacre and a tour of our new museum!

Oregon legislation considering overturning ban on Native American mascot names.

Oregon Legislation is split on whether or not to overturn a ban on Native American mascot names.

The law to ban them passed last year, but school officials are concerned about the costs of changing a schools mascot.

The ban last year showed a growing distaste towards Native American names as mascots.

Washington Redskin's name being challenged

Five plaintiffs are challenging the trademark of the offensive nickname for the NFL team, the Washington Redskins. They claim the trademark is offensive to the Native American culture and people, and are demanding that it be changed.

The Redskins organization claims that their name is to honor Native American culture and argues that the name isn't offensive.

The Redskins trademark was challenged before in 1992, but no progress was made as the court declined to intervene in the matter.

40th Anniversary of the Wounded Knee Incident

The 40th anniversary of the 1973 Occupation of Wounded Knee in on Wednesday, February 27th. The occupation began when 200 Oglala Activists and member of the AIM took over the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, and held it for 73 days.

Site of Wounded Knee up for sale The sacred ground where the Wounded Knee massacre took place is once again up for sale. James A. Czywczynski and his family are selling the land for 3.9 million dollars, and the Oglala Sioux tribe are considering purchasing it. Czywcynski is giving the tribe an opportunity to purchase the land before anybody else gets a chance to buy it. The property contains the site of the massacre but does not contain the Wounded Knee Memorial or the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Wounded Knee Museum and Lakota Ways, "A Cultural Experience" proposed facility 2013

Our new location will feature our friends at Lakota Ways right next to us! We look forward to opening this season and moving forward past the devastating fire we suffered in September. The fire destroyed most of our exhibits and the building, but we are working hard to restore the museum and come back stronger in 2013.

New Wounded Knee Museum Design Concept

New Location for the Wounded Knee Museum, coming in 2013. This is the new design concept for the museum.

Reliving the Sand Creek Massacre

148 years ago on November 29th, 1864, soldiers led by Colonel John Chivington attacked and slaughtered about 163 peaceful Indians on a government reservation in Sand Creek, Colorado.

Today, many descendants and people affected by the massacre have come forward trying to claim justice for what happened to their ancestors. Many others are just discovering their ties to the event 148 years ago.

Shirley Wells discovered her ties to the massacre in 1990 while researching her family tree. Wells was moved after finding out her relationship to the massacre saying, "It is sad, but it makes me feel good my ancestors would be willing to sacrifice their lives for us," she said. "I know they are in heaven and always watching down on us."

Read more about this from the Denver Post