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1 Wounded Knee Massacre By Stephen Ching Alex DeNolfo Tomas Ventrone

2 Ghost Dance A religion that was a hybrid of native religions and the religions emigrants brought Celebrated with dancing Started in the 1880s Dancers wore white shirts that were believed to repel bullets Predicted that the world wound end in the coming years Religion was focused to give the Native Americans hope

3 Events Leading Up to The Wounded Knee Massacre The Indians were moved to the bad lands Sitting Bull decided the teach his tribe Ghost Dance The religious spike startled the government as a guide for a rebellion Government sent men to take control of the Lakota Camps Sitting Bull was arrested, but tried to resist and was killed

4 The Wounded Knee Massacre The U.S. cavalry 500 Cavalry Troops under the command of Colonel James W. Forsyth arrested the Sioux Tribe led by Big Foot The U.S. tells them to set up camp at the Wounded Knee creek Big Foot’s tribe are told to give up their weapons As the guns were confiscated, a stray bullet was fired Alarm sent Hochtkiss guns firing at the Indians The Indians gathered their guns from the pile and began to fight The fighting Indian killed twenty-nine and wounded thirty-nine more All Indians were mercilessly massacred

5 Effect of Ghost Dance Ghost Dance spread all over the Native American world

6 Effects of The Wounded Knee Massacre The Wounded Knee Massacre was the last major contact between the U.S. and the Indians The entire Sioux Tribe was killed Made it more acceptable to kill Indians

7 Bibliography Carnes, Jim. “Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee.” Us and Them: Print. “December 29 is the Anniversary of Wounded Knee.” Manataka.org. Manataka™ American Indian Council, n.d. Web. 11 Nov “Mooney’s Published Illustrations of the Ghost Dance.” indiana.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Nov “U.S.- Ghost Dance.” wikispaces.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Nov “Wounded Knee.” Wounded Knee Massacre- December The Last of The Independents, n.d. Web. 5 Nov


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