Wounded Knee is not a Devil Ray

In 1890, the fragmented remains of a once proud people, the Lakota Sioux, were peacefully camped when they were surrounded by the 7th cavalry. No doubt, a certain prior engagement was on the mind of the soldiers this cold morning. Accounts vary as to how the massacre started, but since the Indians were largely unarmed and not in any way considered hostile, it’s easy to imagine the jittery soldiers (perhaps, with Custer’s fate in mind) firing the first shot.

At least 150 Sioux were killed, with the majority of casualties, old men, women, and children. A lot of the Indians were mutilated and it was not uncommon to find a soldier who was there that day with a tobacco pouch made from the genitalia of a Sioux woman.


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