How did Native Americans respond to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890?

The horrible slaughter at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890 marked the end of the wars between Native Americans and the U.S. Army on the Plains.

One of the most tragic events in all of American history, the massacre has been seen by Native Americans for the past 100 years as a symbol of the many injustices they have suffered.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when many Native Americans began to protest against the American government, they often reminded non-Native Americans of the Wounded Knee Massacre to show how badly they had been treated.

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