Wounded Knee Massacre: Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session, on S. 1147 and S. 2900 ... February 5 and 6, 1976
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976 - 596 էջ
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Acting action agency agent arms Army arrest arrived asked band began believe Big Foot called camp Capt Captain Cavalry chief Colonel coming command Commissioner Congress Creek Dakota dance dead December Department direction distance fact fight fire Foot's force Forsyth Fort ghost dance give Government guns hand head hill horses INDIAN AFFAIRS Indians Infantry killed land letter Lieut living look Major marched massacre matter miles military morning moved night November officers orders party Pine Ridge police position present question rations ravine received reservation returned River Rock scouts Secretary Senator sent shot side Sioux Sitting Bull soldiers Standing statement taken tent thing told took troops trouble turned United wagon warriors Whitside women and children Wounded Knee young
Էջ 447 - I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A people's dream died there. It was a beautiful dream.
Էջ 78 - States, to admit amongst them ; and the United States now solemnly agrees that no persons except those herein designated and authorized so to do, and except such officers, agents, and employees of the government as may be authorized to enter upon Indian reservations in discharge of duties enjoined by law, shall ever be permitted to pass over, settle upon, or reside in the territory described in this article...
Էջ 334 - Union. // a man loses anything and goes back and looks carefully for it he will find it, and that is what the Indians are doing now when they ask you to give them the things that were promised them in the past; and I do not consider that they should be treated like beasts, and that is the reason I have grown up with the feelings I have.
Էջ 413 - ... wounded should come forth and they would be safe. Little boys who were not wounded came out of their places of refuge, and as soon as they came in sight a number of soldiers surrounded them and butchered them there. Of course we all feel very sad about this affair. I stood very loyal to the government...
Էջ 77 - ... set apart for the absolute and undisturbed use and occupation of the Indians herein named, and for such other friendly tribes or individual Indians as from time to time they may be willing, with the consent of the United States, to admit amongst them...
Էջ 328 - The women as they were fleeing with their babes were killed together, shot right through, and the women who were very heavy with child were also killed. All the Indians fled in these three directions, and after most all of them had been killed a cry was made that all those who were not killed or wounded should come forth and they would be safe. Little boys who were not wounded came out of their places of refuge, and as soon as they came in sight a number of soldiers surrounded them and butchered...
Էջ 413 - The action of the commanding officer, in my judgment at the time, and I so reported was most reprehensible. The disposition of his troops was such that in firing upon the warriors they fired directly toward their own lines and also into the camp of the women and children, and I have regarded the whole affair as most unjustifiable and worthy of the severest condemnation.
Էջ 78 - The United States hereby agrees and stipulates that the country north of the North Platte river and east of the summits of the Big Horn mountains shall be held and considered to be unceded Indian territory...
Էջ 341 - I am here by the will of the Great Spirit, and by his will I am a chief. My heart is red and sweet, and I know it is sweet, because whatever passes near me puts out its tongue to me; and yet you men have come here to talk with us, and you say you do not know who I am. I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit has chosen any one to be the chief of this country it is myself.
Էջ 75 - When the firing began, of course the people who were standing immediately around the young man who fired the first shot were killed right together, and then they turned their guns, Hotchkiss guns, etc., upon the women who were in the lodges standing there under a flag of truce, and of course as soon as they were fired upon they fled, the men fleeing in one direction and the women running in two different directions. So that there were three general directions in which they took flight.