How to use Wounded Knee in a sentence
He is a veteran of the Battle of Wounded Knee and his past is a mystery.
They lunged against him, piled on top of him, and in every scrimmage they pressed heavily on that Wounded Knee.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron | J. W. Duffield
All the way down the Missouri George Shannon had writhed with his Wounded Knee.The Conquest | Eva Emery Dye
He wanted to get up and rush at Dan, despite the levelled pistol, but the Wounded Knee held him back.For the Liberty of Texas | Edward Stratemeyer
According to him, the name of Tsui Goab originally meant, not Wounded Knee, but red dawn.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Andrew Lang
He only allowed it to crop up each time his Wounded Knee gave him a little twinge, as he limped around after Mr. Comstock.The Broncho Rider Boys on the Wyoming Trail | Frank Fowler
Cultural definitions for Wounded Knee
A creek in South Dakota where United States soldiers killed large numbers of Dakota Native Americans — Sioux — in 1890. The Sioux, under Chief Big Foot, had been resisting settlement of the area and had fled to Montana, but United States troops brought them back to South Dakota for detention. As the soldiers were disarming the warriors in an army camp at Wounded Knee, a rifle shot alarmed the soldiers, and fighting broke out in which more than two hundred Sioux were killed, including women and children. The massacre was the last major military conflict between whites and Native Americans.
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