RACES: Wounded Knee Veterans

Last pitched battle in the 300-year war between North American whites and Indians took place on Dec. 29, 1890 when the Seventh Cavalry massacred all but 46 of a force of 200 Sioux at Wounded Knee, S. D.

Last week in Washington, two tall Wounded Knee veterans named James Pipe-on-Head and Dewey Beard called on small Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier. Their purpose: to urge him to ask Congress to award $1,000 to all living Indian survivors of the battle, including themselves.


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