December 29, 1890: Massacre at Wounded Knee


We lose important anniversaries in the holidays between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, especially in that school-less period from a few days before Christmas to a few days after New Year’s Day.

Today is the anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee, December 29, 1890.

I don’t have an appropriate post ready — I just matched the date up last night.  I hoped someone would have a good memorial up today.  But I haven’t seen one, yet.

How can we remember, if we forget even to note the date?

Cemetery at Wounded Knee, South Dakota - Purdue Agriculture Connections

Jennifer Allen (partially obscured) Rabi Mohtar, Liz Hilkert and Gale Ruttanaphon tour Wounded Knee Cemetery, about 15 minutes away from the village. (Matt Beyrouty photo)

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Wounded Knee, by Keith Beasley:

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One Response to December 29, 1890: Massacre at Wounded Knee

  1. Matt Rankin says:

    Wounded Knee, cankpe opi, is in the village of wounded knee. It is about 15 minutes from the main village of Pine Ridge, on the Pine Ridge indian reservation in southwest South Dakota. Google “wounded knee memorial ride”

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