Wounded Knee 1973

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    Any of you more "seasoned" people on here remember the Stand at Wounded Knee? I find it fascinating, and want to learn more about it.






    Siege at wounded knee 1973
     
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    I remember it, I was in 2nd or 3rd grade.

    THe BIA is still a mess, and most reservations are corrupt to the core. But at least it's the Indians themselves being corrupt, and not a bunch of assholes from DC.
     
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    Sand Creek Massacre set this up.
     
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    soldier blue was a pretty good movie about that.
     
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    I guess I should post that story here:



    Sand Creek Massacre

    A day of horror and dishonor

    By the summer of 1864, a long period of intermittent warfare in the Colorado territory between the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians on one side, and the white settlers and US Army forces on the other, was apparently drawing to a close. The governor of of the Colorado territory, John Evans, hoping to put an end to the Indian raids, had offered the protection of the government to any friendly Indians who would report to Fort Lyon, Colorado.

    Two Cheyenne chiefs, Black Kettle and White Antelope, came to the fort and were given assurences of protection by it's commander, Major Edward W. Wynkoop. The chiefs then led their band of 500-including more than 300 women and children-to a peaceful encampment at Sand Creek in Kiowa County, about 40 miles northeast of Fort Lyon. Meanwhile, Wynkoop was replaced by Major Scott J. Anthony, who offered the Indians his own assurences of continued protection.

    But Major Anthony was an officer under Colonel John Milton Chivington (1821-1894), a former minister and leader of a large force of Colorado militia that was determined to "kill Cheyennes," a feeling endorsed by other government officals. Governor Evans then issued a directive authorizing pursuit of all hostile Indians, whereupon Major Anthony notified Chivington about the band of Indians who were camped near the fort at Sand Creek. Since these men insisted on treating all Indians as hostile, the stage was set for a horrifying chapter in United States history.

    On the night of November 28, 1864, Chivington led a force of 700 men out of Fort Lyon. They arrived at Sand Creek at daybreak and quickly began their attack on the sleeping Cheyenne and Arapaho families. During the attack, Black Kettle attempted to surender by raising the Stars and Stripes, then a white flag, but the soldiers ignored him. Chivington's orders were to "kill and scap all, big and little," and as a result almost half of the Indian men, women and children were knifed, scalped, or mutilated in the attack. Black Kettle and a few of his warriors managed to escape, however, and they spread the word to the Indian Nations that peace with the United States was not possible.

    In 1867, Congress appointed a special committe to investigate this and other atrocities against the Indians. As a result, an Indian Peace Commision was created, which immediately began setting aside reserves for the tribes in the Indian Territory.
     
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    I know wrong tribe, but I think Cheif Joseph got it wrong, they will fight more forever.

    Once you put the booze out of the bottle you can't get it back, well, at least not until you throw up in the back of your pick up truck.
     
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    Working on your necromancy skills tonight, JW?
     
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    I would not mind having a crack at Barbara Walters.
     
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    Make sure you bring a lubricant.
     
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    That might take four or five bottles of Jack.
     

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