“On this day in 1890, in the final chapter of America’s long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Throughout 1890, the U.S. government worried about the increasing influence at Pine Ridge of the Ghost Dance spiritual movement, which taught that Indians had [...]
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which comes under the Ministry of Culture, will be 150 years old in 2011. The organization researches archaeology and protects India’s cultural heritage. It performs an amazing range of activities, which include site museums, study of antiquities, and the protection of archaeological sites and ancient monuments.