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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.

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Sitting Bull ~ Sioux(1837—1890); Ghost Dance; Battle of Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29,1890 near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota where nearly 300 Native Americans were killed.

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)

This is believed to be an image of Lakota Sioux Native American "Little", who, along with 150 other Native Americans, were slaughtered in the Wounded Knee Massacre December 29th, 1890 in South Dakota. Learn more: www.ancientfaces....

Survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Brothers White Lance, Joseph Horn Cloud, and Dewey Beard [left to right]. Joseph Horn Cloud was about sixteen years old when he witnessed the Wounded Knee massacre on December 29, 1890. Two other brothers, Frank Horn Cloud and Earnest Horn Cloud also survived. His parents, two brothers, and a sister were killed. (Photographer unknown, no date) (Photoshopped)

My husband read the novel, 'Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee' we had to see this place.. The Wounded Knee Massacre happened on December 29, 1890,[1] near Wounded Knee Creek (Lakota: Čhaŋkpé Ópi Wakpála) on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, USA.