Wounded Knee Definition

wo͝ondĭd
proper name
Creek in SW S.Dak.: site of a massacre (1890) of Dakota Indians by federal troops.
Webster's New World
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other
A creek of southwest South Dakota. Some 300 Lakota were massacred here by US troops on December 29, 1890. In 1973 a standoff between Indian activists and US law officers resulted in deaths on both sides.
American Heritage
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