THE NEW INDIAN POLITICS

THE NEW INDIAN POLITICS

Stephen Cornell

December 28, 1890, near the Badlands of South Dakota, a band of exhausted Sioux Indians, including perhaps 100 war- riors and some 250 women and children, surrendered to the blue-clad troopers of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry and agreed to travel with them to the Indian agency at Pine Ridge. The joint party camped that night in freezing weather at Wounded Knee Creek, 20 miles from Pine Ridge. Surrounding the Indian tepees were nearly 500 soldiers and a battery of four Hotchkiss light artillery pieces.
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