Sioux Chief Big Foot Massacre

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Today December 29, 1890 tensions rose high between the Sioux chief Big Foot and a force of US troops at Wounded Knee Creek. The Sioux Tribe has been struggling for a long time since the way of life they’ve always known was destroyed. Seeking to regain their glory, the Sioux traveled to Nevada to meet the self-proclaimed Messiah Wovoka. Wovoka prophesied that the dead would soon enough join the living and the Ghost Dance was performed to catalyze the event. This dance has spread throughout the reservations of Dakota instilling fear to the white troops. Sitting Bull was killed by order of the troops and his brother Chief Big Foot was next. Chief Big Foot along with 300 surviving Sioux were killed along with 25 troops. This massacre at Wounded
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