AMERICAN NOTES: Episode at Wounded Knee

At least 146 Sioux—men, women and children—died in the Seventh Cavalry's crossfire on that frozen December morning in 1890 at Wounded Knee, S.

Dak. Now the Army says the event was not a "massacre." Instead, it was an "unfortunate episode" in which an Indian fired the first shot as the cavalry tried to disarm Chief Big Foot's band for their return to the Pine Ridge reservation. Besides, 25 soldiers died in the fight and at least 33 were wounded.

The Army version was prepared by retired Brigadier General Conrad D.

Philos, working as a claims lawyer for the Army Judge Advocate...

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