Have you ever heard of Wounded Knee?
The Federal government went to the Lakota land to confiscate all the guns the Indians had. 500 of the 7th Calvary surrounded the camp of the Lakota consisting of 350 people.
I received this email from someone about Wounded Knee. I have not been able to find out if the person got it off the internet or wrote it himself. I am inserting it here and when/if the person gets back to me with a link and says it was off a website, I link put the link in.
Edit to add: He sent me the link of where he got the below information that was written from the internet.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY TO THINK ABOUT.......December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota . These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”. The slaughter began after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. The Calvary began shooting, and managed to wipe out the entire camp. 200 of the 297 victims were women and children. About 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, but over half of them were victims of fratricide from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry's death squad, were deemed “National Heroes” and were awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of [cowardice] heroism.
We hear very little of Wounded Knee today. It is usually not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little that does exist about Wounded Knee is normally a sanitized “Official Government Explanation”. And there are several historically inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre, which appear in movie scripts and are not the least bit representative of the actual events that took place that day.
Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.
Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment, the right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government. The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the United States Constitution was drafted, “hunting” was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and “target shooting” was an unheard of concept. Musket balls were a precious commodity and were certainly not wasted on “target shooting”. The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and it refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defensive purposes, should such tyranny arise in the United States.
Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something for just one minute-
Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We cannot legislate “evil” into extinction. Good people will abide by the law, and the criminal element will always find a way around it.
Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years, across the globe, where is “evil” and “malevolence” most often found? In the hands of those with the power, the governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments. Who do the governments always target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies” within their own borders…but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat. Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise. Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”. Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was - confiscation of firearms from the people.
Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists, and why we should vehemently resist any attempts to infringe on our Rights to Bear Arms. Without the Second Amendment we will be totally stripped of any ability to defend ourselves and our families
What is disgusting is 20 Medal of Honors were awarded for those involved in the massacre of Wounded Knee!
To prove that lies are told - even the History channel says 150 people died that day, instead of 297. They simply say it was the 'Final Battle' between the Indians and Federal government. I guess they don't believe "The truth will set you Free."
At least PBS has a blurb about it and has the truth of what happened:
Site of the last official battle in the Indians wars, Wounded Knee Creek was a convenient place for the Seventh Cavalry to disarm Big Foot's band during the Lakota Ghost Dance "uprising" in 1890. But then a shot rang out, and some 300 Lakota were gunned down. Eighteen members of the Seventh Cavalry, avenged for its loss at the Little Bighorn, received the Medal of Honor.
The Truth and point of this.... is the Federal government will do what they need to do to push their agenda through. They have done it in the past, murdering all who got in their way of gun confiscation.
The Federal government felt it was their right to disarm the Indians.
Now.... We are the Indians, to the Federal Government! They want us disarmed for our 'safety'.
I can tell you, I have stopped to talk to military personnel a few times and I always ask them this question...."Will you follow orders to disarm and confiscate the weapons from the American People, or will you follow the Constitution of which you took an Oath for?"
I have been shocked at the responses I receive. So far I have only received one person say "I would not follow orders." The rest of them say "I have to do what my superior says to do. I have to follow orders no matter what they are." One soldier, went as far to say "I had to follow orders to go into this one village, though I did not want to." He did not elaborate of what happened at that village, but it was in Afghanistan.
That means, those of us who think the military will not confiscate weapons from the American people are 'dead' wrong! Go ahead and stop a soldier and question him/her about it, you will find the same results I did.... The majority will follow orders!
That is why we all have to STAND UP NOW!
The Federal government has their agenda and they are not going to stop until they accomplish it. Wounded Knee proved that. They were there to disarm and confiscate weapons and murdered 297 people while doing so.
A Native American Band - Redbone wrote a song about it. It was number one in Europe but the song was banned in the U.S. - Wounded Knee
Johnny Cash wrote and sang about it too - Big Foot
Buffy Sainte-Marie song - Bury my heart at wounded knee
A punk rock group did a song about it Five Iron Frenzy - The Day We Killed (Crazy Horse)- I am not a punk rocker, but this song does say a lot. The lies - no remorse - it is all about Wounded Knee.