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1890 Wounded Knee Massacre

Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1890

Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1890

Washington, DC
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Author and former National Park Service historian Jerome Greene talks about his book “American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890,” which recounts the South Dakota massacre of Lakota men, women and children by the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this event. 

Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11:59am (ET)

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