OK, i found these pictures online and just to warn everyone they may be rather disturbing, although historical. And if i have offended i am sorry but this is our ancestors and they need not be forgotten.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2009 21:46:09 GMT -5 by Mathew503
George Bartlett, Deputy U.S. Marshall for the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations, in front of the post office and general store near Wounded Knee Creek, operated by Louis Mousseau. Bartlett was sent to try to persuade the Lakota to stop the Ghost Dance.
View to the west across the valley of the Wounded Knee Creek massacre site.
View to the southeast from hill where Lakota bodies were buried after the Wounded Knee massacre. Includes tipi poles marking location of the camp; men loading frozen bodies into wagons. The Army camp was located to the far left. Another photographer with his tripod camera can be seen in the foreground.
View of the snow covered ravine where Lakota sought shelter during the massacre. Frozen Lakota bodies can be seen where soldiers fired and killed from both sides of the ravine.
View northwest (not S.W. as labeled) over the massacre site, shows the burial party, including a Lakota woman, at the west end of the snow covered camp with frozen bodies and tipi poles visable. The mass grave is being dug on the hill where the Hotchkiss guns were used.
View over the massacre site at Wounded Knee Creek, shows frozen bodies of Lakota on the snow covered ground with the civilian burial party with horses and a wagon in the distance.
View from center of the Lakota camp to the northeast, across the council circle, after the massacre. Shows scattered frozen bodies in the snow (women's bodies in foreground); tipi poles; one with a soldier standing under them; a broken down wagon; and U. S. soldiers and horses in the distance.
View to the northeast of Lieutenant Sydney A. Cloman, 1st Infantry, on his horse on the Wounded Knee massacre site among the frozen bodies of the slain Lakota on the snow, including Big Foot on the left. Cloman accompanied the burial party and drew the official map of the scene of the massacre.
View of the slain body of Big Foot, propped up in the snow on the Wounded Knee massacre site. U. S. soldiers, civilian burial party members, and a stovepipe from an army tent show in background. (The location of the army tent is so close to the council circle, that it was most likely Big Foot's tent. It is documented that Major Samuel Whitside of the 7th Cavalry ordered a stove placed in Big Foot's tent.)
Close-up of the twisted and frozen slain body of Big Foot, Mniconjou Lakota, propped up on the Wounded Knee massacre site.
View southwest from just outside of council circle after the massacre, shows men holding moccasins and other souvenirs among the frozen bodies of Lakota on the snow covered ground.
View east from council circle of the slain frozen bodies of Lakota men and women, including the body identified as a "Medicine Man," posed with a rifle.
Close-up of the body identified as a "Medicine Man," posed with a rifle.
Interior of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church at the Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, after the massacre at Wounded Knee. Shows Army men and a Lakota man standing, with wounded Lakota from Wounded Knee laying on the hay covered floor of the church -- still decorated with Christmas garlands.
A civilian burial party stands by their wagon filled with the frozen bodies of Lakota men and women, in a ravine south of the camp at Wounded Knee Creek. Mounted U.S. Army officers look on from hill above.
A civilian burial party and U.S. soldiers pose over a mass grave trench with bodies of Lakota men, women and children killed at Wounded Knee Creek.
"Be good, be kind, help each other." "Respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other." --Abe Conklin - Ponca/Osage, (1926-1995)
At this time of year we all should remember teach and pray, in the memory of those slain at wounded knee and for those who gave their lives for what they believed in and the better of the people. may the oyate never loose touch with their roots.
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