The Massacre at Wounded Knee

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The massacre at Wounded Knee occurred on December 29, 1890, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. It was an unfair, unlawful event that happened between the American Indians and the United States of America’s government. There were many factors that led up to this discriminating incidence. More than three hundred Indians were killed or greatly injured during this battle. This battle was the last between the American Indians and the government, and therefore, it changed the history that we know The quarrel between the Sioux Indians and the United States government had been going on for a while before the actual clash. On December 15, 1890, the famous medicine man named “Sitting Bull” was shot and killed while the soldiers were trying to arrest him. He was mistakenly believed to be a Ghost Dancer, and they killed him. The 7th by Colonel James W. Forsyth. An argument started with a deaf Sioux named Black Coyote. The United States wanted his rifle. He refused and was killed by the army men. The Sioux Indians got very angry and started shooting. They fought for two hours, but eventually fell short of ammunition. Both sides went into the battle with 900 rounds of ammunition. The Ghost Dance movement was a religious program that involved the Native Americans. Many Indians thought that if they practiced the Ghost Dance and stopped practicing the ways of white men, the gods would create a new world and would extinguish all non- Indians. The Ghost Dance involved men and women who could chant, pray, and dance. The Ghost Dance also believed that the Indians had been set to live on reservations because they “angered the gods” by not following in their traditional customs. Govern... ... middle of paper ... ... Wounded Knee, 1890. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. Works Cited Boyer, Paul. "War in the West." American Nation. N.p.: n.p., n.d. 438-39. Print. "Massacre At Wounded Knee, 1890." Massacre At Wounded Knee, 1890. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. "Who Killed Sitting Bull? The Story of His Capture and Death as Told by Ann." Bismarck Daily Tribune [Bismarck] n.d.: n. pag. Newsbank. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. K12&p_theme=ahnp_k12&p_nbid=U51D49EGMTM5MjA1NDA2Ny4xNTQ5ODE6MTo3On JlaWNoZXI&p_queryname=export&p_action=search&f_forcedaction=export&p_text_export- 0=116E6BD92B9C9CA0&p_field_export-0=document_id>. "Wounded Knee." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. "The Wounded Knee Massacre - December 1890." The Wounded Knee Massacre - December 1890. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

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