Tuesday, 15 November 2011

19th Century Photo Task

Above is an image of a mass grave from the battle of Wounded Knee in 1890.
The battle is often referred to as the Wounded Knee Massacre as many defenseless men, women and children were shot in cold blood by the US Army as they tried to flee helplessly for survival.
Many claim that the killing of the Native Americans was a genocide and this image really brings that idea home with its similarities to the mass graves that Hitler and the Nazis used to bury the Jews during the Holocaust.
I think this is quite a shocking image and is one of those images that America tries to forget when really they should acknowledge their mistakes and learn from them.

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