Wounded Knee


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Wound·ed Knee

 (wo͞on′dĭd)
A creek of southwest South Dakota. Some 300 Lakota were massacred here by US troops on December 29, 1890. In 1973 a standoff between Indian activists and US law officers resulted in deaths on both sides.
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Wound′ed Knee′


n.
a village in SW South Dakota: site of a massacre of about 300 Lakota Indians on Dec. 29, 1890.
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References in classic literature ?
Friar Tuck had nursed Little John's wounded knee so skilfully that it was now healed.
Peepy (so self-named) was the unfortunate child who had fallen downstairs, who now interrupted the correspondence by presenting himself, with a strip of plaster on his forehead, to exhibit his wounded knees, in which Ada and I did not know which to pity most-- the bruises or the dirt.
But if you drive just slowly enough, and pay close attention, you'll see a small shaded area just off the highway, with a hand-painted sign welcoming you to Wounded Knee.
Talking tribe When seeing the photograph of Sitting Bull in The Sunday Post, I read Steven Lewis Simpson's article which was an fascinating insight to this Great Medicine Man wearing his Ghost Shirt and Sitting Bull's demise at the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.
Having read Eric Anglada's review of David Treuer's book The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee (NCR, April 19-May 2), I look forward to reading it and adding it to my now long list of American Indian "must-haves."
In his sweeping, consistently illuminating and personal The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, David Treuer, a member of the Ojibwe tribe, offers a compelling counternarrative to popular U.S.
1890: The Battle of Wounded Knee in South Dakota took place, the last major conflict between Native American Indians - Sioux - and US troops.
We drove through places we haven't seen, like the Rocky Mountains and North Dakota, where I wept at the memorial for the Indians at Wounded Knee. (Remember the movie, 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee?') Then we made another cross-country trip from London to Edinburgh in Scotland, passing through places like the moors of 'Wuthering Heights,' Stonehenge, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, and an ancient cemetery in Glastonbury where I wept again.
Upon his return, he was swept up in the traditionalist Ghost Dance movement and shaken by the Massacre at Wounded Knee. But Black Elk was not a warrior, instead he accepted the path of a healer and holy man, motivated by a powerful prophetic vision that he struggled to understand.
The last major conflict between Army troopers and Native American warriors had occurred at the Battle of Wounded Knee a mere 22 years earlier.
The Terrible Indian Wars of the West: A History From the Whitman Massacre to Wounded Knee, 1846-1890