David W. Grua is a historian interested in Native American/Western history and collective memory. He received a Ph.D in American history from Texas Christian University in 2013. Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory, (Oxford University Press, 2016), examines a much-remembered incident of white-Indian violence during American settlement. During the century and more since the 1890 massacre, the Lakota survivors and their descendants have struggled with non-Natives to define the meaning of the deaths that occurred at Wounded Knee and debating the broader question of historical responsibility and justice before the United States Congress.
Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory