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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 weeks ago

What happened at Wounded Knee?

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  • Rita
    Lv 6
    5 days ago

    Wounded Knee Massacre, (December 29, 1890), the slaughter of approximately 150–300 Lakota Indians by United States Army troops in the area of Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota. The massacre was the climax of the U.S. Army's late 19th-century efforts to repress the Plains Indians.

  • Verity
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    If you need to ask, you might not survive the answer.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    I assume that you are asking about the The Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. On December 28 1890 a detachment of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment commanded by Major Samuel M. Whitside intercepted Spotted Elk's band of Miniconjou Lakota and 38 Hunkpapa Lakota near Porcupine Butte and escorted them 5 miles (8.0 km) westward to Wounded Knee Creek, where they made camp. The remainder of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, led by Colonel James W. Forsyth, arrived and surrounded the encampment. The regiment was supported by a battery of four Hotchkiss mountain guns.

    On the morning of December 29, the U.S. Cavalry troops went into the camp to disarm the Lakota. Supposely an old deaf tribesman named Black Coyote was reluctant to give up his rifle, claiming he had paid a lot for it. His rifle went off for some reason and the U.S. Army began shooting at the Native Americans. The Lakota warriors fought back, but many had already been stripped of their guns and disarmed.

    By the time the massacre was over, more than 250 men, women and children of the Lakota had been killed and 51 were wounded (4 men and 47 women and children, some of whom died later); some estimates placed the number of dead as high as 300. Twenty-five soldiers also died and thirty-nine were wounded (six of the wounded later died).

  • 2 weeks ago

    I buried my heart there.

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  • gerald
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    An atrocity where men women and children, natives of N America , were murdered in one of their camps by USA soldiers , but Russia are worse 

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    A massacre of native Americans by US soldiers

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Yeah I heard their knee got bruised.

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