Lost Bird of Wounded Knee

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Lost Bird of Wounded Knee is the story of the little girl who came to symbolize all of the “lost birds” adopted away from their tribes.

 

 

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. Lost Bird of Wounded Knee is the story of the little girl who came to symbolize all of the “lost birds” adopted away from their tribes. 

 

 

Director: Renee Sampson Flood

Format: DVD, color, 30 minutes.

Published: 2000

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Lakota