Massacre At Wounded Knee. Because of fear and white misunderstanding of the Ghost Dance, Spotted Elk's band of about 300 Miniconjou Lakota and 38 Hunkpapa Lakota near Porcupine Butte were detained and escorted five miles westward to Wounded Knee Creek, where they made camp. On the morning of December 29, 1890, 500 U.S. troops were sent into the camp to disarm the Lakota. An accidental shot set off the massacre.
The Wounded Knee medals of honor should be rescinded
ڿڰۣ(̆̃̃♥✌✞Lost Bird of Wounded Knee - A Lakota child survived the Wounded Knee massacre (29-12-1890) and was adopted by a prominent white couple... only to endure a life of racism, abuse and poverty. Her poignant story is told in "Lost Bird of Wounded Knee".ڿڰۣ(̆̃̃♥✌✞
Congressional Medals of Honor were awarded to many of the cavalrymen who fought at Wounded Knee. Despite the current view that the battle was a massacre of innocents, the Medals still stand. Some native American and other groups and individuals continue to lobby Congress to rescind these Medals of dis-Honor.
Dec. 29, 1890 Wounded Knee, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, it was the site of two conflicts between North American Indians and representatives of the U.S. government.An 1890 massacre left 150 native Americans dead. This was the final clash between federal troops and the Sioux. In 1973,members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee for 71 days to protest conditions on the reservation. A sad history.
Chief Bigfoot lies dead in the snow where he fell after the massacre at Wounded Knee. A severe snow storm hit shortly after the firing stopped. Three days passed before anyone went back to remove and bury the dead. All the bodies were frozen. Chief Bigfoot still held his rifle in this pose. It was removed just prior to the photo.