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Wounded Knee Massacre A massacre is a brutal killing of many people at once. The Wounded Knee Massacre was a mass killing of around three hundred Native Americans by the U.S soldiers in 1890. Wounded Knee is located on the pine creek in southwestern of South Dakota. The site experienced the conflict because of the struggle by the native Indians, who were the initial inhibitors of the Wounded Knee, to defend their land from expansionists. Course of the Wounded Knee massacre When white settlers attacked and invaded Wounded Knee, they had to displace native Indians by placing them on camps. The Indians were angered by the displacement. Consequently, they wanted to regain their land back. In October of 1890, Wovoka, an indigenous non-contagious person (Paiute), advised Indians to practice Ghost dance rituals. Ghost dance is a vigorous dance ritual that the Native Indians believed would spiritually unify the people and they believed that it would cast away Europeans invaders from the Wounded Knee. The dance movement became
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