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1973: American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, the siege of Wounded Knee by the FBI at the site of the 1890 massacre of 300 women, children, and men by the US Army

Twisted Footnote to Wounded Knee: On December 29, 1890, in a ravine near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, the U.S. Army, supported by American Indian mercenaries, slaughtered approximately 300 Lakota men, women and children—75% of Big Foot's Lakota community. They had already surrendered when they were brought to Wounded Knee by the army. The U.S. troops turned their weapons—including 4 rapid-fire Hotchkiss guns—against clearly defeated warriors and innocent women, children and old men.