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.
Dead Indians are frozen in the ice the morning after the Battle of Wounded Knee, 1890. The Wounded Knee massacre remains very much in the hearts and minds of Lakotas, with many annual remembrance ceremonies and pilgrimages to the site. The Wounded Knee massacre marked the symbolic end of large-scale Native American armed resistance in the United States.
Ghost Dance resulted in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre. The Dance reunites the living with spirits of the dead with peace, prosperity, and unity to native peoples throughout the region. The basis for the Ghost Dance, the circle dance, is a traditional ritual which has been used by many Native Americans since prehistoric times, but this new form was first practiced among the Nevada Paiute in 1889.
Survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre. [left to right] Brothers White Lance, Joseph Horn Cloud, and Dewey Beard . 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.
Lost Bird of Wounded Knee - A Lakota child survived the Wounded Knee massacre (29-12-1890) and was adopted by a prominent white couple... only to endure a life of racism, abuse and poverty. Her poignant story is told in "Lost Bird of Wounded Knee".
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.
Johnny Depp wants to buy the site of Wounded Knee massacre and give it back to the Native Americans
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)
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.