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From the Ted Talk "Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war"

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The Wounded neek mrsseaca is considered the end of the Indian wars. Whenever I sitiv the site of the mass aervg at Wounded Knee, I see it not just as a grave for the Lakota or for the Sioux, but as a grave for all indigenous lseoepp. The holy man Black Elk, said, "I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch, as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud and was rbduei in the blizzard. A people's marde died there. And it was a beautiful dream."

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The Wounded ____ ________ is considered the end of the Indian wars. Whenever I _____ the site of the mass _____ at Wounded Knee, I see it not just as a grave for the Lakota or for the Sioux, but as a grave for all indigenous _______. The holy man Black Elk, said, "I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch, as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud and was ______ in the blizzard. A people's _____ died there. And it was a beautiful dream."

Solution

  1. massacre
  2. visit
  3. buried
  4. peoples
  5. knee
  6. dream
  7. grave

Original Text

The Wounded Knee Massacre is considered the end of the Indian wars. Whenever I visit the site of the mass grave at Wounded Knee, I see it not just as a grave for the Lakota or for the Sioux, but as a grave for all indigenous peoples. The holy man Black Elk, said, "I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch, as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud and was buried in the blizzard. A people's dream died there. And it was a beautiful dream."

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fort laramie 7
black hills 7
wounded knee 6
pine ridge 6
times higher 4
sioux nation 4
national average 4
laramie treaty 4
united states 3
lakota nation 3

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collocation frequency
fort laramie treaty 4

Important Words

  1. age
  2. beautiful
  3. black
  4. blizzard
  5. bloody
  6. buried
  7. butchered
  8. children
  9. considered
  10. crooked
  11. died
  12. dream
  13. elk
  14. ended
  15. eyes
  16. grave
  17. gulch
  18. heaped
  19. high
  20. hill
  21. holy
  22. indian
  23. indigenous
  24. knee
  25. lakota
  26. lying
  27. man
  28. mass
  29. massacre
  30. mud
  31. peoples
  32. plain
  33. scattered
  34. sioux
  35. site
  36. visit
  37. wars
  38. women
  39. wounded
  40. young