Bad Heart Bull gets its name from Sarah Bad Heart Bull, an American Indian Activist. Her son was stabbed in the heart by a white businessman, Darold Schmidt, who stated before the incident that he was "going to kill him an Indian." Despite this obvious and witness testified pre-meditation, he was charged with involuntary manslaughter. When Sarah Bad Heart Bull attempted to enter a meeting between American Indian Movement leaders and Custer County officials, she was beaten by heavily armed police on the steps of the courthouse. She was then arrested and sentenced to 1-5 years in prison, but not before over two hundred AMerican Indian allies rose up in solidarity with her during the Custer Court House Riots. Schmidt never did time, and the judge who prosecuted and jailed Bad Heart Bull was promoted following the high-profile riot cases to South Dakota's top agent (of scum).
This project is dedicated to, and highly influenced by, the insurrectionary vision of folks like Sarah Bad Heart Bull who struggle against the powers of oppression and colonization for the dignity, humanity, and autonomy of all peoples.
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