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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:40 PM

Today is the 122nd anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee, SD

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Reply Today is the 122nd anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee, SD (Original post)
OmahaBlueDog Dec 2012 OP
Coyotl Dec 2012 #1
OmahaBlueDog Dec 2012 #2
Stuart G Dec 2012 #3
ismnotwasm Dec 2012 #6
RebelOne Dec 2012 #8
kelliekat44 Dec 2012 #4
ismnotwasm Dec 2012 #5
newfie11 Dec 2012 #7
OmahaBlueDog Dec 2012 #12
mia Dec 2012 #9
tater_salad Dec 2012 #10
nolabear Dec 2012 #11
colsohlibgal Dec 2012 #13
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Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #14

Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:42 PM

1. And the concentration camps continue without the slightest effort at reconciliation

Shame on the United States of America!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:47 PM

2. Meanwhile, here's a small way you can make your displeasure known to the PTB

Rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers of the U.S. Army 7th Cavalry in 1890 at Wounded Knee.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/1191355

http://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/rescind-20-medals-honor-awarded-soldiers-us-army-7th-cavalry-1890-wounded-knee/9X4jLlqF?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl


Rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers of the U.S. Army 7th Cavalry who participated in the slaughter of 300 or so Lakota Sioux, mostly unarmed women and children (approximately 200) at Wounded Knee on December, 29 1890.

Require all federal agencies and arms to refer to the Wounded Knee Massacre as a "Massacre" and not a "Battle or Battlefield."

Help us rewrite history and forge a better way forward. We do not remember these tragedies to hurt, we remember to heal. We are facing the holocaust head strong, we are coming through it. We are lifting our heads and reclaiming our dignity.


Created: Dec 28, 2012

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:01 PM

3. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bury_My_Heart_at_Wounded_Knee

The book is very very descriptive and sad..
.I assigned it once to an honors U.S.History Class.............on way west..or something like that...
still got the questions I asked the
students...but the truth is this........(not very pretty, I might add) ...I never finished reading the book..
Why???????????????

I got 2/3 of the way through, with great intentions of course...and read about the massacre at "Sand Creek"...I couldn't go on.

that comes before the massacre at Wounded Knee...so I asked the questions on the first three hunred pages or so..and just let it be..

If you think that I will ever forget about that massacre at "Sand Creek"...and what was described in that book...well the answer is no,
and that is still fresh in my mind 25 later. What we as a nation did to the Native Americans, cannot be described adequately here.
Just think of your worst nightmares about killing innocent people...that is it...

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:18 PM

6. I read it in the 7th grade

It's impact has affected me all my life.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:55 PM

8. Read the book years ago and it made me very angry.

It has always sickened me about the atrocities we have committed against the Native Americans.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:14 PM

4. Quite a few of my ancestors are burried there...so my grandmother says. nt

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:16 PM

5. K&R

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:39 PM

7. Walking through that cemetery gave me chills

I cannot imagine the fear and horror those poor people felt. It is a place one doesn't forget.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:35 PM

12. For those who haven't seen the cemetery...(dial up warning)

The entrance



The Sacred Heart Chapel




Tha mass grave





This is a link to a post where I discussed the cemetery in a different context: the burial markers of three military veterans (the Spotted Bears) who are buried a short distance from the mass grave. More photos are there.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101468619#post59

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:06 PM

9. A shameful marking point in our history, the likes of which

continue to propel U.S. government decisions.

Our country is directed by the greed of the few toward the demise of the many

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:07 PM

10. I read the book in 7th grade, I believe,

and have been thinking about it for the past several weeks. Just went to Half Price Books today and bought it together with 'Crazy Horse' by Larry McMurtry and 'Empire of the Summer Moon'.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:12 PM

11. Today the destruction is more insidious.

And the treaties no more sacred.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:19 PM

13. A Sad Chapter

The zealous anti immigration stances of many republicans amaze me. Like we (our european ancestors) were here first?

We killed them, lied to them, we broke treaty after treaty. Yet we have the high ground? The hypocrisy of anti immigration folks is stunning.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:25 PM

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