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Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War – Part I

 

The year 1990 marked the 100th anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee. That 100th anniversary heralded the first Big Foot Memorial Ride made by descendants of the people of the Sioux Nation who lived through, or died during, the notorious massacre on December 29, 1890.

In 1990, there were fourth- and fifth-generation descendants who wanted to make a ride in memory of Sioux Chief Unpan Gleska, (Spotted Elk, most commonly known by the whites as Big Foot) and the men, women and children who were slaughtered in his camp. It was Big Foot's band of Miniconjou Sioux that was surrounded and di...



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