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  •  The Frozen Ride of the 100th Anniversary (4+ / 0-)

    The Centennial ride 20 years ago was in incredibly harsh -54 degree weather which unfortunately reflected the harsh conditions 100 years earlier.

    Photograph of the Ride

    Story of the Centennial Ride

    Since 1986, the descendants of those killed at Wounded Knee Creek have recreated the ride to the site. More than 350 men, women and children were to be escorted by US troops so they could be transported to Omaha, Nebraska, to be resettled on Indian reservations. When a medicine man and others failed to comply, a shoot-out ensued. In less than an hour, 150 Lakota and 25 soldiers were dead. A three-day blizzard followed the battle, freezing the dead bodies and killing the wounded.

    •  Rec'd fro the picture, but not the paragraph (1+ / 0-)
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      Winter Rabbit

      As we see, the telling of half truths is worse than just a silent image of endurance.

      The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution. Paul Cezanne

      by MeToo on Wed Dec 29, 2010 at 09:32:57 PM PST

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