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Death in the snow

My heart aches for Wounded Knee

On December 29, 1890, the 7th Cavalry captured a band of Lakota Sioux, mostly women and children. They opened fire on the mostly unarmed band, also firing 4 small cannons. At least 300 Lakota died, over 200 women and children. Allowing the wounded to freeze to death, the 7th Cavalry got their revenge for Custer’s Defeat. (may they rot in Hell)

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Wounded Knee Massacre: December 29, 1890 near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the 7th Cavalry captured 2 bands of Lakota Sioux. While disarming the warriors, an argument broke out. The soldiers opened fire, using 4 Hotchkiss mountain guns (small howitzer cannons) Warriors fought back but were unarmed.

The wounded Lakota froze to death, because the army ignored them. Possibly 50 women and children survived. A few warriors escaped and fought back. Up to 300 Lakota were slaughtered, about half of them children. 31 soldiers also died.

It is widely believed the 7th Cavalry opened fire as revenge for Custer’s Massacre 14 years earlier. 129 years later, my heart still weeps.

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