On December 29, 1890, many Native Americans were in the process of being at war with the Blue Coats, the Ghost Dance War. When the 7th Calvary Regiment arrived, they went into the Lakota camp to disarm them. What happened then turned into a massacre.
The Chief was suffering from pneumonia. Black Coyote, a deaf tribesman, was supposedly reluctant to give up his riffle.
There are different tales of what really happened that day. Sitting Bull had already been in the battle over the Ghost Dance. During that war, the Blue Coats took out men, women and children. When the end of the battle came that very day, there were over 150 lives lost. Four were men, 47 women and children and some that died later.
Why were medals awarded to the soldiers that were there during that time and for the lives that were taken? The war that started that day was not as it should had been.
According to one living person, the child and grandchild of a survivor of that war, it was totally different than what was listed on Wikipedia.
This is a video called "Wounded Knee: The Dark Hour". http://youtu.be/PkJaYe1T8l8 Personal accounts will always show more than what is recorded in history. Some parts of our history have been changed over time due to being stretched.
This is one part that I personally believe that is something that should be rethought and redone to include into the part of history that others only know what has been put in history books. The Natives were here first and driven from their lands. My family included.
What part of your family history do you know? What it is in your blood line?
I highly recommend finding out through Ancestory.com. While researching, the Allison / Lawson family line had came to be from many parts of the earth, many different lines of history. President Carter is one of the lines. There is also many Native lines, French, German, English and many others.
Before you say you can't stand someone due to their skin color, trace your own. You'd be surprised to learn what has been and came from your own history.