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Re: BATTLE of Wounded Knee?????
Posted by: Robert Davis Date: February 18, 2002 at 09:14:24
In Reply to: BATTLE of Wounded Knee????? by Michele Card of 202

The Indians WERE armed. That was the point. The whites in the area feared the Ghost Dance would bring on disaster to them and their families. They asked the government to protect them. While the Indians were being disarmed, a shot was fired that set off the "Battle".

Most of the 7th Cavalry troopers there were under 30 years old. It's doubtful that any would have felt a reason to avenge Custer, who's demise occured 14 years previously. They would have been 4-16 years old at the time, and not serving with the 7th.

(I'm not defending the government's disregard for 2nd amendment rights, which is what the disarming boiled down to. This action, in itself, was a dark moment for our nation, just like the attack on the Koresh compound in Waco.)

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