Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29,1890

The Plains Wars ended in South Dakota, with the massacre of Big Foot's band of Lakota at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

<- The wounded were taken to a field hospital set up in a nearby Episcopal Church. “The blood of the people who died there are still in the floorboards of that church.” Lori Ann Two Bulls, November, 2008.

The dead were buried unceremoniously in a mass grave.

1 comment:

Scott said...

A disgraceful piece of American History that should never be forgotten, so thank you for the anniversary reminder.

Note - in the picture - even then, there were white a few men trying...