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The 123rd Anniversary Of Wounded Knee

On December 29th, 1890 as the heavily armed 7th Cavalry surrounded an encampment of men, women and children at Wounded Knee, a crack of a rifle ignited a massacre that left at least 150 Lakota dead – the exact number is unknown. Oglala Lakota journalist Tim Giago lived at Wounded Knee as a young boy, and in his latest column for Native Sun News writes that he remembers the warm, summer evenings when the Lakota families sat outdoors and spoke softly, in reverent voices about that terrible day. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Massacre of Wounded Knee, one of Tim Giago’s columns spurred then-Governor George Mickelson to proclaim 1990 as a Year of Reconciliation between Indians and Whites.