and post notes and photos about your poem like Tom Cunningham.
Image credit - history net.com
The massacre of Lakota Indians near Wounded Knee creek , South Dakota took place on December 29 in the year 1890. When the massacre was over, more than 250 men, women, and children of the Lakota tribe had been killed and about 51 were wounded with many dying later from their wounds, the government at the time stated only about 150 were killed but more accurate estimates by witness accounts put the number of dead in the region of 300.
Some historians have written about the Battle of Wounded Knee which is incorrect as it was a massacre and nothing else, carried out by 500 US Cavalry Soldiers.
Twenty soldiers were awarded the medal of honour and the National Congress of American Indians passed two resolutions condemning the awards and have called on the Federal Government to rescind them.
Hotchkiss Gun - An artillery two pounder mountain gun that was used
extensively in the so called Indian wars and used with deadly force at
Wounded Knee against unarmed innocent civilians.
Ghost Dance - A ritual dance performed by Native Americans in the hope
it would stop the white mans expansion and that tribal lands taken by force
would be returned to them, the authorities viewed it with suspicion believing
it to be something more sinister.