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Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) 1863-1950. Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre. One of the most important books ever written about Native spirituality, "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux" has become the "bible" for young Indians, who look to it for spiritual guidance.


The Wounded Knee Massacre, 29th December 1890

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Mass grave at the Wounded Knee massacre. On 15 December 1890 Sitting Bull was shot killed. On December 28, 1890, units of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry captured a group of Minneconjou Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota. The next day, as the Indians surrendered their weapons, a shot rang out the cavalry opened fire. At least 153 of the Sioux were killed (some estimate 300, out of about 350) - most of them women, children unarmed men.

Chief Flying Horse, the older brother of the minor Sitting Bull charged into Captain Henry Jackson's men, knowing full well he would be killed but his actions permitted enough time for women and children to get further away.

Reenactment of the Wounded Knee Massacre — with a line of U.S. troops in the background, and the Lakota Indian encampment at Wounded Knee in front. This is only a 1913 reenactment of the 1890 massacre, not the actual one.- Wounded Knee Massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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…

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…

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.

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).

Standing Holy, chief Sitting Bull's daughter.