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History Reference Center: WOUNDED KNEE MASSACRE, 1890

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The conflict at battle Wounded Knee started because of the way America treated the Native Americans, at one point the American government promised to increase the small rations that Native Americans had, but instead the government decided to cut the rations. The Native Americans believed if they had defeated the Americans the land would be restored to its former glory, (with plentiful buffalo, fresh green pastures, and that the dead would return to life to share in the glory).Another factor was to secure a better future the native Americans did a dance called the “ghost dance “which frightened a lot of Americans who fled their homesteads, the government reacted differently however and responded by sending half the U.S. army to the reservations. On December 15, 1890 Lakota leader sitting bull was killed by Indian police. The Native Americans led by chief big foot fled to the south (they were not found by the U.S. army until December 28th, they surrendered to the 7th Calvary at Wounded Knee creek).on the morning of December 29th colonel James Forsyth ordered his men to disarm chief big foot’s band of native Americans, all forms of weaponry was confiscated from the native Americans. During the search for weaponry half of the of the Native American warriors were killed (there were 106 warriors in total) the soldiers were also shooting at women and children, they killed total of 146 Native Americans (combined of both men women and children).colonel Forsyth’s superior general nelson miles was furious when he found out about this he then removed Forsyth from his position of command(the native Americans who were killed a large number of them were weaponless,31 soldiers died that day because of friendly fire).Forsyth was later reinstated by the U.S. government and became major general Forsyth.

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Wounded Knee

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Wounded Knee, South Dakota was the site of two conflicts between Native Americans and the United States government, including an 1890 massacre of nearly 150 Sioux.
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The outcome in battle of wounded knee is that in 1890 there was a war between the Indians and the U.S. .A brutal massacre followed, in which it's estimated 150 Indians were killed also nearly half of them were women and children , they also lost about 25 men. Sitting bull was killed on December 15 by the Indians. The Indians after wanted to kill Chief Big Foot so he died on remember 28. The Americans won the war.

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By: Deborah Mejia
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Massacre At Wounded Knee, 1890

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Eye witness of the last major battle of the Indian Wars.
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The people that were involved in Battle of wound knee were the U.S troops , Sioux , Chief Big Foot, Major Samuel M. Whitside, Captain Charles Stillmen, General Nelson Miles, and  Colonel James Forsyth.

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Battle of the Wounded Knee's comment, October 1, 2013 11:06 AM
By: Deborah Mejia