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A Lesson to be Learned on the Anniversary of Wounded Knee-First Federal Attempt at Gun Confiscation

December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”. The slaughter began AFTER the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. When the final round had flown, of the 297 dead or dying, two thirds (200) were women and children.

Around 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, over half cut down by friendly fire from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry were deemed “National Heros” and awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of cowardice.

We do not hear of Wounded Knee today. It is not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little does exist about Wounded Knee is normally the sanitized “Official Government Explanation” or the historically and factually inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre on the movie screen.

Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.

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in memory of Russel Means, a warrior at the SECOND assault on Native Americans at Wounded Knee - an event the media is equally silent about. History does not repeat, but it rhymes...

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

They Outlawed the Ghost Dance

Thank you for this post. It is indeed a relevant lesson to be revisited.

Why are they so threatened by tribes?
Are you a part of a tribe already?
If not maybe it is time to find your tribe.

Anyone listed to Robbie Robertson's "Ghost Dance" lately?

Love it:)

Crow has brought the message
To the children of the sun
For the return of the buffalo
And for a better day to come
You can kill my body
You can damn my soul
For not believing in your God
And some world down below

You don't stand a chance
Against my prayers
You don't stand a chance
Against my love
They outlawed the Ghost Dance
They outlawed the Ghost Dance
We shall live again
We shall live again

My sister above
She has red paint
She died at Wounded Knee
Like a latter day Saint
You got the big drum in the distance
The Blackbirds in the sky
That's the sound that you hear
When the buffalo cry

You don't stand a chance
Against my prayers
You don't stand a chance
Against my love
They outlawed the Ghost Dance
They outlawed the Ghost Dance
We shall live again
We shall live again
We shall live again

Crazy Horse was a mystic
He knew the secret of the trance
And Sitting Bull the great apostle
Of the Ghost Dance

Come on Comanche
Come on Blackfoot
Come on Shoshone
Come on Cheyenne

We shall live again
We shall live again

Come on Arapaho
Come on Cherokee
Come on Paiute
Come on Sioux

We shall live again
We shall live again

We used to do the Ghost Dance
We shall live again
We used to do the Ghost Dance
We don't sing them kind of songs no more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTY2pmKguDg

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Music for Native Americans

http://www.amazon.com/Native-Americans-Robbie-Robertson-Ense...

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

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There is no duration defined in the Oath

Nice

Thanks again. This is one of my favorite native songs

I am the womb
The sacred place
I give to you the miracle of life.
And nurture you in my embrace
I am the mother for eternal time
And in the cradle I rock you to sleep
So you may dream
Here in the cradle you will always find peace
In me
Mother me
I am the song that’s on the wind
I give to you the melody of life
And comfort you when you’re afraid
I am the mother for enternal time
The gentle lullaby , the beat of one drum
We are eternally joined as one
For you are part of me
You come from my soul
And the circle is never undone
And in the cradle I rock you to sleep
So you may dream
Here in the cradle you will always find peace
In me
Mother me
I am the fire that’s in your eyes
I am the blood that flows through your veins
I am the love, I’m your desires
I am mother me and she is mother mine
The gentle lullaby , the beat of one drum
We are eternally joined as one
For you are part of me
You come from my soul
And the circle is never undone
I am the womb
The sacred place
I give to you the miracle of life….

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=53...

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

I am a Warrior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jSDSSSaxqs

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

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There is no duration defined in the Oath

Sacred Ground - Craig Chaquico

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiutK-vhbxI

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

JohnCarter

I really can't thank you enough for this music. I found "Native Tongues" by Craig Chaquico and I really cant stop playing it. I bought the CD and everyone is getting it as a gift.

What beautiful, beautiful music. I recommend everyone give it a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYZLA6fkCII

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Your Welcome

I have enjoyed his music from his days of Classic Rock, his acoustic sound and recently a Blues release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXzkqm5iUm4

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

That is incredible

Thank you !!

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Rickey Medlocke and Blackfoot - Navarre / Soldier Blue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dCZtifbvSA

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Compelling article

Thx for posting

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Dreamkeeper DVD

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Hoka Hey!

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

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There is no duration defined in the Oath

The reviews are awesome on this

I am going to purchase it and get back to you.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Dreamkeeper YT Playlist

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Soundtrack CD

My dvd had a bonus soundtrack cd included...enjoy!

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There is no duration defined in the Oath

johncarter

Thanks for the links. Will def look into them.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Nakoma

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"Nakoma"

Great spirit?

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Don Shanks

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Wakan Tanka

This is usually translated as "The Great Spirit". However, according to Russell Means, its meaning is closer to "Great Mystery" as Lakota spirituality is not monotheistic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakan_Tanka

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

just a caution...

When I clicked that link, big red McAfee site warning came up.

Here is another link that appears to be very close to the same story.
http://lewrockwell.com/rep4/bury-your-guns-wounded-knee.html

Thank you for posting this history as a reminder of what happens if people take the bait when gov't is luring them to be disarmed, even under the guise of peace and safety.

The foundation of these states is the graves

of humans that were born and lived here. How can good come of this nation when the past has never been reconsiled. We are still stuck with the same criminals of the past. Instead of history repeating itself, I call it a criminal gang that has gotten away with it for multi generations and will never stop untill they are stopped. The same bankers that funded the American Indian genocides from the same family are still at it today.

sovereign

Thanks for posting

Some people need to remember... Most need to learn. As Russel Means said, "We're all Indians now."

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

How true Fishy

I have a feeling before this is over we will join arms with our native brothers and sisters.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

More and more

you ARE your native brothers and sisters.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.