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Remembering the Wounded Knee Massacre

On the anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, look back at the last major confrontation in the long war between the United States and Native American tribes from the Great Plains.
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Black Elk (left) and Elk of the Ogala Lakota touring with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. (Credit: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution)