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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.

40th Anniversary of Wounded Knee 1973 (Feb 27 - May 5). The Wounded Knee incident in 1973 saw 200 Oglala Lakota and followers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) seize and occupy the town of Wounded Knee. The activists chose the site of the 1890 massacre for its symbolic value. The Wounded Knee Massacre was on Dec 29 1890, the last battle of the American Indian Wars - between 150 and 300 men, women and children of the Lakota Sioux were killed that day (or died from their wounds soon…

Chief Bigfoot from the Lakota tribe. Victim of the massacre at Wounded Knee where out of 250 Indians, 200 were killed, 62 of them mothers and children.

Pinner said: If I see one more person pin something "Native American Indian" or "red indian" I am going to kill myself. So made this, to help people learn.

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A group of Chiricahua Apache students at Carlisle Indian school. This is history you won't learn unless you look for it. Families ripped apart and children forbidden to speak their own language. "Educating" the Native Americans began in 1819 when the Civilization Fund Act was set in place. The Civilization Fund Act was created by the U.S. Legislature to promote Native Americans to become "educated" and convert to Christianity. Cruel & Inhumane!