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On Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota the 7th Cavalry under Colonel James Forsyth were attempting to disarm the Minneconjou Sioux who were led by Big Foot. After Sitting Bull was killed a week earlier the Indians were reluctant to hand over their weapons. The Indians suffered 146 known dead (44 women and 18 children) and 51 known wounded. The army had 25 killed and 39 wounded. No one knows who fired the first shot. The massacre ended the history of the Indian…

The Ghost Dance spread across North America as the people reached for vision and connection with the Ancestors in the midst of trauma, occupation, and starvation. This is a photo of Lakota Ghost Dancers before the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. Afraid of its power, the US government sent armies to suppress it. They used Gatling guns to mow down the Indian warriors. Whites’ hostility to what they called “the Messiah Craze” led directly to the death of Sitting Bull.

Survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Brothers White Lance, Joseph Horn Cloud, and Dewey Beard. "The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA. It was the last battle of the American Indian war...By the time it was over, at least 150 men, women, and children of the Lakota Sioux had been killed and 51 wounded; some estimates placed the number of dead at 300."

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…

This is believed to be an image of "Little", a Sioux Lakota Native American who was supposedly involved in the Wounded Knee Massacre. The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29th, 1890 near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Accounts vary, but essentially the U.S. 7th Cavalry, led by Major Samuel M. Whitside, slaughtered Spotted Elk's band of Lakota Sioux Native Americans (estimated 150 men, women and children).

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".

Standing Holy, chief Sitting Bull's daughter.


Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (DVD) by Warner

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE follows in the footsteps of fellow high-quality HBO productions such as DEADWOOD. The action begins at Little Big Horn with the Sioux triumph over General Custer, and the

Wasee Maza, Lakota Tribe (Sioux) 1857-1955 (his English name is written in various books & articles as Iron Tail or Iron Hail) Later changed his name to Dewey Beard. He was the last survivor of both the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, and the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890. While in Washington, D.C. he was chosen as one of 3 models for the Indian head profile on the Buffalo Nickel. Buffalo Bill was quoted as saying "Iron Tail is the finest man I have ever known, bar none."

Sitting Bull refused to order his people to stop dancing, and in consequence was arrested and killed, an act that led two weeks later to the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee, where 153 Sioux Indians, mostly women and children, were needlessly slaughtered by the US Army. But the Indian spirit was not slaughtered with them. The Ghost Dance continues to this day, and to some large extent the hopes of many Native Americans remain pinned to the prophecy that spawned it. ...

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Native American Indian girl ~ Katie Roubideaux, Rosebud Sioux, (1890-1991)

Young White Bull (the son of Joseph White Bull), a proud Minniconjou Sioux boy. The Sioux tribe that was near exterminated from history at Wounded Knee. Photograph taken 1913.

* Curley ~ Scout to General George Custer. Curly is remembered for having brought the earliest tidings of the massacre of George Armstrong Custer's troops at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Claiming to be the only survivor of Custer's Last Stand, the 17 year old Crow scout provided a confused and incredible account of Custer's annihilation. Sixty years of retelling the story added no clarity to what role Curly really played in the battle ~ Artist by: steeelll *