A group from Sitting Bull's band fled, joined with Big Foot's Minneconjou
Lakota band and headed to Pine Ridge seeking safety.
government sanctioned campaign to eliminate the buffalo herds on the Great Plains, the murders of Lakota leaders Crazy Horse and later Sitting Bull, the persecution and subsequent imprisonment of Geronimo and the Apache, and the massacre of Chief Big Foot's fleeing band of Minneconjou
at Wounded Knee in 1890 are among the most infamous.
None of the characters on this tipi are in the style of the Minneconjou
Lakota Standing Bear, (later Baptized Stephen Standing Bear) best known for his illustrations in Black Elk Speaks (Neihart 2004).
Cheyenne River Minneconjou
. From a humane viewpoint, dissuading Sitting
Yellow Bird, another Minneconjou
Sioux medicine man
2005) was descended from the Sihasapa and Minneconjou
bands of the Lakota Nation.
Seventh Cavalry Regiment, using Hotchkiss guns, massacred more than 300 unarmed Minneconjou
Lakotas captured on the Wounded Knee Creek in western South Dakota.
As a child of eight, she traveled with her father, a Canadian Cree, to Wounded Knee, South Dakota, to learn the Ghost Dance from the Minneconjou
Some 100 reached Big Foot's Minneconjou
camp near Cherry Creek on the same day that the War Department issued an order for the arrest of Big Foot.
Another detail of soldiers used big freight wagons to pick up frozen, snow-covered bodies from Chief Big Foot's Minneconjou
band, which these soldiers had massacred three days earlier, on the morning of December 29, 1890.
A pictographic flatwork style was adopted with particular verve by certain Northern Teton families including one master beadworker of great renown, probably a Minneconjou
from Cheyenne River reservation, whose hotly debated work is featured in an article by Dennis Lessard (1990).
Photographs of Oglala, Minneconjou
and Hunkpapa leaders show crosses of this type from the early 1870's to the mid-1880's.