All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

1890 Wounded Knee Massacre

Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1890

Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1890

Washington, DC
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Author and former National Park Service historian Jerome Greene talks about his book “American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890,” which recounts the South Dakota massacre of Lakota men, women and children by the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event. 

Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11:59am (ET)

Related Events

Wounded Knee 1973: Forty Years Later
Wednesday, October 24, 2012     

Russell Means died Monday, October 22nd, 2012, at the age of 72. In this program, Means speaks about his experiences at Wounded Knee forty years after the attack in South Dakota and highlights the history of Native Americans in the U.S., specifically his personal struggles with the American government. In February of 1973, Oglala Lakota Indians and members of the American Indian Movement seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. For the next few months hostilities ensued, resulting in both Native American and U.S. officials’ deaths. Russell Means was indicted on charges related to the event but was never convicted. Means was also a film and television actor and has published an autobiography titled, “Where White Men Fear to Tread.” This program was hosted by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College.

Victory Over Japan Day Commemoration
Tuesday     

George Prescott Bush marks the 70th anniversary of the day his grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, was shot down while serving as a Navy fighter pilot in 1944. He spoke at a ceremony commemorating Victory Over Japan Day at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Presidential Vacations
Monday     

American History TV interviewed Lawrence Knutson, author of “Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations” about the history and politics of presidential getaways. We feature archival footage released by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library of President Kennedy summering in Cape Cod. 

Causes of the Vietnam War
Monday     

A panel of Vietnam veterans and scholars reflect on the events leading up to the Vietnam War and whether it was a necessary conflict for America. The speakers also discuss what it was like being in the war, both from the American and Vietnamese points of view. The Vietnam Veterans for Factual History organized this event.

Senator Sam Ervin and Watergate
Sunday     

We hear about Senator Sam Ervin’s time as chair of the Senate Watergate Committee from his former aide Rufus Edmisten and his grandson, Judge Sam Ervin IV. They recall Ervin’s character and how the self-proclaimed country lawyer relied on his knowledge of the law and personal convictions to guide the Senate Watergate Committee.  

The Presidency: Bush v. Gore & the 2000 Election
Sunday     

A conversation about the 2000 presidential election and the resulting Supreme Court case, Bush v. Gore. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled in favor of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush – and against his Democratic challenger, Vice President Al Gore. At issue was the tabulation of Florida’s votes. Panelists include lawyers from both sides of the case, as well as the Palm Beach County elections supervisor who oversaw the recount in that area. The St. Thomas University Ethics Center and the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust hosted this event.

Chief Justice John Roberts: Magna Carta 800th Anniversary
Sunday     

From the American Bar Association's annual meeting, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts discusses the history and significance of Magna Carta as we approach its 800th anniversary in 2015.

The Life of Milton Friedman
Sunday     

Economist Mark Skousen reflects on the life of Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman and his contributions to the study of economics – especially his work to re-establish the American economy following World War II. Skousen also reflects on his personal relationship with Friedman and the economist’s influence on his own career. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event. 

Reel America: "The Story of Hoover Dam" - 1955
Sunday     

This film explains the need to control and regulate the waters of the Colorado River and examines the 1928 passage of the Boulder Canyon Project authorizing construction of the Hoover Dam.  The Interior Dept. documentary portrays the construction of diversion tunnels and then the dam itself, building of support facilities such as a steel fabrication plant for giant pipe construction, and creation of hydroelectric operations that provided electricity to California, Nevada, and Arizona. The film also details how Lake Mead evolved into a successful recreational area as a result of the dam construction. 

President Warren Harding’s Love Letters
Saturday     

We hear from a panel about the personal and political consequences of Warren Harding’s long term love affair. The affair predated the 29th president's administration. Surviving love letters detailing the relationship were until very recently kept under seal by the Library of Congress, which hosted this event. The former president’s grandnephew, Richard Harding, explains why his family insisted on keeping the letters sealed and how the family continues to deal with the fallout from the affair and its impact on Warren Harding’s legacy.

Share This Event Via Social Media

Related Resources

C-SPAN on Facebook (late 2012)