Comment: Go read the history again then.

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Go read the history again then.

For starters, the point of resistance came too late. This was near the end of it all, and officially the final "battle" of the Indian Wars.

Second, the 7th intercepted the Lakota and ordered them to follow them to a point to make camp, where they would later be disarmed. (the Lakota did not know this) The Lakota should have resisted at THAT point.

The 7th didn't disarm them at first because they knew it would end badly for them as well, and they didn't have the upper hand yet.

THAT was the point to strike back, to defend. (for the Lakota)

You don't wait until you are surrounded before you attempt any resistance.

In the case of Wounded Knee, this was the LAST of the confiscations. Not the first.

We are talking about resisting the FIRST acts of confiscation in modern times.

We don't abide, or lay low, and then wait until we are out manned, out gunned, and surrounded to strike back.

We do it when they first attack us. It will make them think twice about attacking us a second time, or third, or fourth. Each time we resist and fight back, they will have to carefully consider if their plans are either worth pursuing further or even possible any more.

If, on the other hand, we don't resist. No one may find out about the confiscations until it's too late. Then we're all screwed.

Your plan fails. Every time.