Burning of Wounded Knee


Burning of Wounded Knee is Mitch Battese’s artistic take on the 1973 Wounded Knee incident, in which approximately 200 Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Mitch was a painter, author, and social activist. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and also studied art under Chief Terry Saul.

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