Guy Le Querrec: Big Foot in Lyon
Guy Le Querrec join the Lakota horsemen in tracing the last steps of the Big Foot Tribe
This Autumn, Galerie Le Bleu du Ciel will stage an exhibition of Guy Le Querrec’s Big Foot series.
In 1890, U.S cavalry troops slaughtered a peaceful camp of Minneconjou Sioux in South Dakota. Over 150 Lakota were killed – including Chief Big Foot – in what would later be known as the Wounded Knee Massacre. A much-condemned act of cruelty and abuse, that would stir up controversy for the U.S government.
In 1986, Lakota horseman paid their respects to their fallen ancestors and tracked their last steps. Over five years, they bore the harsh Dakota winter and traced Big Foot’s path. Magnum photographer Guy le Querrec followed this heroic ride in the snowy Dakota mountains in 1990, on their last journey, a hundred years after the massacre.