Tuesday, May 08, 2012

TIH 1973: Wounded Knee Incident Ends

The 71-day standoff between members of the American Indian Movement and federal and state law enforcement ended.  It occurred at Wounded Knee, S.D.,   That town was selected because of its symbolism, including being the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre.   The massacre started when Army troops attempted to disarm run away Sioux.  A majority of the victims were unarmed women and children.  I visited the site in the 1980's. 

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