Posted by Chris on December 30, 2000 at 00:22:11:
In Reply to: Thought for the Day - from Sitting Bull.... posted by The Huggy Merchant on December 29, 2000 at 12:34:46:
: This day in 1890.........
: In South Dakota, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry commanded by Colonel James W. Forsyth attacks a Sioux Indians encampment at Wounded Knee Creek, massacring some three hundred Sioux, including scores of women and children. Two years earlier, on an Indian reservation in Nevada, a Paiute named Wovoka had begun preaching that an Indian messiah would soon arrive who would restore the American continent to the Indians and reunite them with their dead families. A cult known as the "Ghost Dance" grew from his teachings, and within a year it had spread to dozens of other reservations. On December 15, on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, Sitting Bull, an influential Sioux leader was killed by Indian police while allegedly resisting arrest. Sitting Bull had become involved in the Ghost Dance movement and was planning on visiting Pine Ridge, the center of the Ghost Dance observances, when the government ordered his arrest and possibly his execution. A group of outraged Sioux Indians left the Standing Rock reservation after his death, and linked up with a Sioux group led by Big Foot traveling to Pine Ridge from the Wind River Reservation.
It's late and I am exhausted. My history is pretty spotty even at the best of times and I'm confused. What were the Sioux doing on the Wind River Reservation? Isn't that a Shoshone reservation? Can someone straighten me out here?
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