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Jun 11, 2014 - Wounded Knee

The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota/Sioux Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment went into the camp to disarm the Lakota. One version of events claims that during the process of disarming the Lakota, a deaf tribesman named Black Coyote was reluctant to give up his rifle, claiming he had paid a lot for it. A scuffle over Black Coyote's rifle escalated and a shot was fired which resulted in the 7th Cavalry's opening fire indiscriminately from all...

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2014 RV Adventure

Jun 10, 2014 - Wounded Knee

This morning we drove to the site of the Wounded Knee Indian Massacre. Were greeted by a couple of Indian gals trying to sell dream catchers. Before we got there as we were driving on I-90 in a section under construction (one lane each way), a truck passed us going in the opposite direction. A large black garbage bag came off the truck right in front of us. We had no option but to hit it. Someone was looking out for us because the bag contained shredded paper and did no damage to our car.

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Our Dakotas Trip

Aug 26, 2007 - Wounded Knee

South of the Badlands, and partially in it, lies Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the second largest reservation in the country . Pine Ridge is second in size only to Navaho Nation in Arizona, and it is one of the reservations of the Lakota Nation, more commonly known as the Sioux. Most people over the age of 40 have heard of Pine Ridge but few could probably tell you why, and fewer still could find it on the map. Pine Ridge is known for two events that happened there, both of them at a place called Wounded Knee . The first happened in 1890,...

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2007 Coast 2 Coast



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