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The Midwestern massacre waged over a cow

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This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment.

The Heart of All Oral History project is an audio series developed by Little Wound School with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project aims to preserve the oral traditions of the Lakota people and preserve the stories of elders in the community.

In the new episode, Marcel Bull Bear and students from Little Wound School tell the story of what some historians call the "Grattan Massacre." They explain how one of the first major conflicts fought between the Lakota and the United States was waged over a cow.