Lost Bird of Wounded Knee: Spirit of the Lakota

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The sole survivor of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, Lost Bird lived a short life marred by racism, abuse and poverty.



On December 29, 1890, at a place called Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, an attack by the Seventh Cavalry killed some 300 unarmed Lakota women, men and children. Four days after the Wounded Knee Massacre, as a blizzard swept over the area, a burial detail heard the cries of an infant. Adopted by Brigadier General Leonard R. Colby as a “living curio” of the massacre and brought home to his wife, suffragist Clara Colby, Zintkala Nuni—Lost Bird—lived a short life marred by racism, abuse and poverty. This is the story of the little girl who came to symbolize all of the “lost birds” adopted away from their tribes.

Also available from Oyate, DVD documentary based on this book.



Author: Renée Sansom Flood

Illustrations: Black and white photos

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1995

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Lakota