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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.
Wounded Knee Massacre | The Wounded Knee Massacre, 29th December 1890 Giclee Print by American ...
Recently after witnessing the failure of the Lone Ranger movie due in part,I believe, to racism and America's(Canada) unwillingness to confront the genocide of a whole race of people and the railroad robber barons who had a big part in carrying it out,I felt that I could no longer be silent about my beliefs.
This picture of the Miniconjou Sioux band was taken near the site of the Wounded Knee massacre one month before the December 1890 massacre where hundreds of Indians were killed. (Photographer unknown / No date / Original)
December 29, 1990. Photographer James Cook's beautiful image of the ride to the site of the Wounded Knee massacre to commemorate the centennial.
An Army officer looking at the aftermath of the battle; three days later! - Wounded Knee Lakota December 29, 1890. Wounded Knee became a catch phrase for all the wrongs inflicted on Native Americans by the descendants of Europeans. In 1973 Indian activist drawing on the courage of their ancestors would stage another confrontation there.