Wounded Knee Massacre, 1890. The 7th Cavalry Regiment lead by Colonel James Forsyth surrounded men, women, and children as they performed their Ghost Dance. A scuffle started and 300 children, women, and men were murdered by the US Army in cold blood. At least twenty US troopers were awarded the coveted Medal of Honor for the massacre of innocent Lacota Sioux.
The Wounded Knee medals of honor should be rescinded
297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms, after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms they were massacred.
Dec. 29, 1890 Wounded Knee, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, it was the site of two conflicts between North American Indians and representatives of the U.S. government.An 1890 massacre left 150 native Americans dead. This was the final clash between federal troops and the Sioux. In 1973,members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee for 71 days to protest conditions on the reservation. A sad history.
Chief Bigfoot lies dead in the snow where he fell after the massacre at Wounded Knee. A severe snow storm hit shortly after the firing stopped. Three days passed before anyone went back to remove and bury the dead. All the bodies were frozen. Chief Bigfoot still held his rifle in this pose. It was removed just prior to the photo.