Massacre at Wounded Knee

December 29, 1890

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

29th December, 2021

I fell off my Cloud on 12th October, 2021. Well, to tell the truth I had gone to look at the village where my Cloud is currently stationed. I had found a log, not the one you write in, but the burnable kind.

Whilst wheeling it back, I fell off my wheels and hurt my leg, my right knee. I had stopped more or less, so I didn’t do much damage. This is a photo of the damage.

I managed to clean it up under a convenient shower from the Bath cloud, and with the help of Olive Oil, a well-known angel, soothed my wound, really a graze.

Mind you, the blood does look excessive for a graze but then that is often the case. Sometimes on the internet you see photographs with text that says how awful someone was beaten up etc.

However, journalists can make mountains out of molehills and things can be deceiving, so one must judge carefully before leaping to conclusions.

As regards the massacre at Wounded Knee, that was a different kettle of fish.

In can be known as the Battle of Wounded Knee. It is a very sorry affair, and an appalling indictment of the US government policies. Corruption in government is nothing new.

I decided I must write about it to try and help make a stand for those I would have once called Red Indians. In reality they should be well-read Indians as they can generally read the signs well, the signs of the times and seasons, as any sensible person can.

However, as I find that battles have already been well described online and in the history books, I am better off doing my take on the proceedings.

The names of the combatants can be rather amusing to parody. I mean no disrespect, only as I have said before, the pointlessness of it all makes you weep. It is better to poke some fun at it to wake people up to the stupidity of it all. And to do something about it, to put an end to evil once and for all.

And as the world needs healing and laughter is the best medicine, who else do you call upon but Baldmichael, the Laughter Medicine Man?!!

Mind you in this case, I really do wonder about it, as some of the things that happened do seem remarkable in the perhaps macabre humour that I see arise. So here goes. I use the following link as a basis, extracting text in italics from the link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre

1          Prelude

the U.S. government had continued to seize Lakota lands.

I will no doubt look at the indigenous tribes of North America in detail in due course, but for the time being I note this. It is very cold in winter when you need ‘La Kota’ or ‘The coat’ to keep warm.

This coat is apparently a large coat put around some poles. This structure is called a tipi or ‘tee pee’. So named after having had a cup of tea you would need a pee, as tea is a diuretic so they say.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20140402-are-coffee-and-tea-dehydrating

The Lakota people are a member of the large western branch of Sioux people. Sioux is pronounced soo. Thus we have such songs as ‘A boy named Sioux’ who fell out with his father over his name.

And the English post punk or new wave band, Siouxsie and the Banshees. A new wave band was one of the variants of music at the time. Rather similar to Covid 19 variants, only much more fun to dance to. And unlike Covid 19, not a load of a crap.

Don’t forget variants come in waves like music. I wrote about the second wave of Covid 19 in the UK in the link at the end of the page.

The Lakota tribe have an hourglass type symbol. Apparently this has something to do with the heavens touching the earth. Or vice versa. See here for further explanation.

Personally, I think this is just the men folk’s symbol for the ideal woman who has the hourglass figure. If you think about it, it makes sense. ‘hourglass’ sounds like ‘our g-lass’. A lass is a girl in Scotland etc., g is obviously short for glamorous. All quite logical.

The once-large bison herds, a staple of the Great Plains indigenous peoples, had been hunted to near-extinction.

The bison held the people together, which is why they were the staple of the Great Plains. Staples hold things together, like sheets of paper. Come on that’s obvious!

What might not be so obvious is that without the bison, the people would have difficulty in washing. You, I am sure, know that whilst a buffalo is similar to a bison, you can wash your hands in a bison (sic), but not in a buffalo.

You can also be sick in a bison (sic). If you are sick too often in the bison (sic) you may clog up the bison (sic) and it will no longer be of any use. You will have been sick too often.

Hunting the bison to extinction is a very bad idea, a very sick idea, and when you are sick in a bison (sic) this causes an awful stink to come out, hence ex- (meaning ‘out of’) and -stinked (sic).

Treaty promises to protect reservation lands from encroachment by settlers and gold miners were not implemented as agreed.

Nothing new there then. Successive US governments have never seemed to do what they said they would. Like the current one under Joe Biden. Or is it Kamala Harris, I forget which. Or is it George Soros?

George is Germanic and (non-observant) Jewish. Kamala Harris is a laughing Hyena. Joe Biden is brain dead. You chose.

Please note the quote says ‘…were not implemented as agreed’, It should be ‘as a greed’ as greed was and is the root of all kinds of evil.

To continue, a

prophet named Wovoka founder of the Ghost Dance religion. He had a vision that the Christian Messiah, Jesus Christ, had returned to Earth in the form of a Native American.

Wovoka means ‘cutter’ or wood cutter’. This makes sense of an anagram of Wovoka’ which is ‘oak vow’. Possibly also ‘A K.O. vow’ the reverse of Wovoka. This would mean ‘a knock out vow’. He vowed to knock out some wood.

Pushing it a bit I know, but as most of us struggle to push trees over, perhaps he used an axe instead.

Regarding his vision, whilst the date of return of Jesus Christ was too early, it is possible that Jesus will return as a Red Indian.

Or more likely, I consider, as a well-read Indian. After all, He did know a lot, being the Word of God and well versed in the scriptures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wovoka

As regards the Ghost Dance you can look this up. However, I think I can relate to this this as I love to dance and fling myself around on the dance floor.

U.S. settlers were alarmed by the sight of the many Great Basin and Plains tribes performing the Ghost Dance, worried that it might be a prelude to armed attack.

I really don’t think the sight of me flinging myself around the dance floor would make you think I was about to attack you, but if a lot of young men like me (ehem) were to do it, perhaps I can understand people’s concern.

This is an artist’s impression of the ghost dance. When I dance I do not wave a knife in the air. I might accidently stick it into someone. I am not that stupid.

Anyway

On December 15, 1890, 40 Native American policemen arrived at Sitting Bull’s house to arrest him. When Sitting Bull refused to comply, the police used force on him. The Lakota in the village were enraged. Catch-the-Bear, a Lakota, shouldered his rifle and shot Lt. Bullhead, who reacted by firing his revolver into the chest of Sitting Bull. Another police officer, Red Tomahawk, shot Sitting Bull in the head, and he dropped to the ground. He died between 12 and 1 p.m. After Sitting Bull’s death, 200 members of his Hunkpapa band, fearful of reprisals, fled Standing Rock to join Chief Spotted Elk (later known as “Big Foot”) and his Miniconjou band at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.

I had better interpret this for you this for you. The authorities decided that as Sitting Bull was a ‘Clear and present danger’ to their pockets and greed, they would send a ‘few’ policemen to arrest him.

He was about 59 years old I gather, so obviously likely to floor a mere half dozen police like Bruce Lee might have done with his martial arts. So send 40 armed police just to make sure.

Today this is the equivalent of sending 4 armed police persons (I am being pc about the P.C’s) to arrest an elderly man who has been caught anti-social distancing at the super market. This is a useful distraction for the shop lifters who can then get away.

Anyway, Sitting Bull was at home. Whether he was sitting or standing at the time is not clear, but presumably he got up to open the door. So he was then standing Sitting Bull.

Catch-the-Bear, using his right to bear arms (it is winter, so presumably his arms were not bare), shot the bull in the head.

The bull enraged at this, rather than shoot the bear, shot the chest of Sitting Bull. Presumably this was to break the lock on the chest, but why I really don’t know at the moment.

Then the red tomato hawk shot Sitting Bull in the head. It is not clear if Sitting Bull was still standing. But at least red tomato hawk did not shoot the bull in the head, as this would have enraged it even more, causing endless confusion and chaos.

By the way, I hope you are still following me?

Anyway, shooting the Sitting Bull in the head was fatal for the Bull. And makes the red tomato hawk culpa-bull for the murder of the Sitting Bull in my books.

As the Sitting Bull was a member of the renowned music band the ‘Hunkapapas’, the late 1890’s version of the ‘Mamas and the Papas’, this caused the band to disperse and flee.

They left Standing Rock (it is believed the band was a rock band) – I assume they left Standing Rock still standing – and all the band were running and not standing; otherwise they would not be fleeing would they? Honestly, I don’t know the things you have to explain to people.

Like double check the statistics of deaths by, with or from Covid 19.

Anyway, this would make them a ‘Band on the Run’. Someone wrote a song about that a bit later.

Where was I? Oh yes, so they fled to join Chief Spotted Elk, who was waving his spotted hunkachief so that the hunkapapas would spot him and come his way.

The Elk was related to the Elkie Brooks, a series of streams in the area. The music of the streams as they gurgled over the stones (these were rolling stones of course) was considered very fine.

The Elk was happy to welcome the Hunkapapas to enlarge his music band, the Miniconnedyou. This was a small band as you might expect from the name.

Rather like Mini Ha Ha who was a rather small lady who laughed a lot, like my wife.

The Miniconnedyou band had a reservation to play at Cheyenne River, a well-known ‘dive’ or night club as we say nowadays. This was a hot spot to play at as the name implies; think Cheyenne (sic) pepper etc.

And of course it served Indian food, hence the Indian Reservation.

Spotted Elk and his band, along with 38 Hunkpapa, left the Cheyenne River Reservation on December 23 to journey to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to seek shelter with Red Cloud.

They all spent a week in the night club which is pretty impressive. Only 38 Hunkapapas left with The Elk, so presumably the 162 others of the band were too drunk or liked it so much they stayed on.

Or perhaps they formed a new band. Look, I don’t know everything!

But I do note that The Elk and the others sought shelter by, with or from the Red Cloud. But not on it I guess. They didn’t have the internet in ‘them thar hills’ or in the wonderful film of the same name with Laurel and Hardy.

Former Pine Ridge Indian agent Valentine T. McGillycuddy was asked his opinion of the “hostilities” surrounding the Ghost Dance movement, by General Leonard Wright Colby, commander of the Nebraska National Guard (portion of letter dated January 15, 1891):

As regards Valentine T. McGillycuddy, this reminds me of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. These are not McGillycuddy’s smelly socks, but ‘reeks ‘ or ‘rocks’, mountains in southwest Ireland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGillycuddy%27s_Reeks

“As for the ‘Ghost Dance’ too much attention has been paid to it. It was only the symptom or surface indication of a deep-rooted, long-existing difficulty; as well treat the eruption of smallpox as the disease and ignore the constitutional disease.”

“As regards disarming the Sioux, however desirable it may appear, I consider it neither advisable, nor practicable. I fear it will result as the theoretical enforcement of prohibition in Kansas, Iowa and Dakota; you will succeed in disarming and keeping disarmed the friendly Indians because you can, and you will not succeed with the mob element because you cannot.”

“If I were again to be an Indian agent, and had my choice, I would take charge of 10,000 armed Sioux in preference to a like number of disarmed ones; and furthermore agree to handle that number, or the whole Sioux nation, without a white soldier. Respectfully, etc., V.T. McGillycuddy.”

“P.S. I neglected to state that up to date there has been neither a Sioux outbreak or war. No citizen in Nebraska or Dakota has been killed, molested or can show the scratch of a pin, and no property has been destroyed off the reservation.”

General Miles sent this telegram from Rapid City to General John Schofield in Washington, D.C., on December 19, 1890:[21]

“The difficult Indian problem cannot be solved permanently at this end of the line. It requires the fulfillment of Congress of the treaty obligations that the Indians were entreated and coerced into signing. They signed away a valuable portion of their reservation, and it is now occupied by white people, for which they have received nothing.”

“They understood that ample provision would be made for their support; instead, their supplies have been reduced, and much of the time they have been living on half and two-thirds rations. Their crops, as well as the crops of the white people, for two years have been almost total failures.”

“The dissatisfaction is wide spread, especially among the Sioux, while the Cheyennes have been on the verge of starvation, and were forced to commit depredations to sustain life. These facts are beyond question, and the evidence is positive and sustained by thousands of witnesses.”

To be honest, I think this speaks for itself and the on-going problems in society. The abuse of those who are called indigenous people, but who really should just be called people, humans, even the children of God as we all are.

The issue of facts beyond question remind me also of the facts that the vaccines are harming and killing people as they always have. They are beyond question. Wakey wakey, world!

And do note as well ‘treat the eruption of smallpox as the disease and ignore the constitutional disease’.  He knew that the issue of small pox was not to do with something so-called infectious diseases, but symptomatic of toxic poisoning due to malnutrition and ultimately reduced vitamin D etc. Like today of course.

2          Fight and ensuing massacre

John Shangreau, a scout and interpreter who was half Lakota, advised the troopers not to disarm the Indians immediately, as it would lead to violence.

This is interesting; would it have been better if they had removed the arms?

Later that evening, Colonel James W. Forsyth and the remainder of the 7th Cavalry arrived, bringing the number of troopers at Wounded Knee to 500. In contrast, there were 350 Lakota: 230 men and 120 women and children.

The Wikipedia link seems missing/no longer working. However, it is at variance with the Order of Battle at the end, which appears correct according to the link. The balance of men to women and children seems much more logical anyway, i.e. 120 men and 230 women and children.

This is an example of double checking the facts; don’t believe all that you read at first glance. Including what I write of course.

The troopers surrounded Spotted Elk’s encampment and set up four rapid-fire Hotchkiss-designed M1875 mountain guns.

So, just to make sure the Lakota didn’t cause trouble, set up your kiss of death guns. Actually hotch means fidget or jog jerkily, so in the context means where a fidgety, trigger happy mob of ‘police’ may fire at you without warning.

Sound familiar, doesn’t it?

2.1      December 29, 1890

A search of the camp confiscated 38 rifles, and more rifles were taken as the soldiers searched the Indians. None of the old men were found to be armed.

For confiscated read ‘pinched’. Once you have taken their guns, you can take the other things. Like lives.

Rather similar to the pinching of brains in the so-called Covid 19 panic. Then you can take people’s money, property etc. And lives of course. That is health, wealth and liphs, sorry lives.

It should be noted the 2nd amendment to the constitution is the right to bare arms to which I have made allusion before, but again as it was winter the Lakota had their coats on of course.

A medicine man named Yellow Bird allegedly harangued the young men

This reminds you of doctors at the moment haranguing you to get the shot, or vaccine. Yellow is because they themselves are yellow or cowards if they do not get shot themselves. Or yellow because they yell at you, and ‘- ow’ because it hurts to be shouted at.

I would like to see doctors shot with the correct vaccine, not saline. And us watching closely to make sure, not a faked video clip.

Yellow Bird began to perform the Ghost Dance, telling the Lakota the falsehood that their “ghost shirts” were “bulletproof”.

This is rather like the females on videos nowadays saying that people need not be afraid of the ‘shots’ of vaccines as they will not harm you. No they won’t, not as long as you don’t stick them in your bare arms, bare bums or any other part of your anatomy.

Just say ‘No thank you. As you think they work you are very welcome to have mine.’

Black Coyote refused to give up his rifle; he spoke no English and was deaf, and had not understood the order.

Was he a wily coyote like the cartoon?

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/timeline/377.html

The account of Turning Hawk, an American Indian who was present at the massacre and was sympathetic to the U.S. government, made no mention of Black Coyote’s supposed deafness, instead calling him “a crazy man, a young man of very bad influence, and in fact a nobody.”

Turning Hawk sounds like one of the hawks we hear about in US governments, you know, shoot first and ask questions later. Then shoot the ones you have interrogated to remove the witnesses.

Then receive a nice fat cheque (okay ‘check’ for y’all in the states, whateva’) from the arms manufacturers etc.

Sounds rather similar to what goes on today with Covid 19, pointless masks and vaccines etc. Slag off the innocent, brand them (let’s go Brandon!) as crazy anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers, anti-stupidity – no, they aren’t that stupid yet, scrub the last one.

When I say ‘they’ I mean the vaxxers, maskers etc aren’t stupid enough yet to say we are anti-stupidity as that would be really stupid. If they have enough vaccines they might possibly end up that stupid of course.

Those of us sensible people who won’t wear masks where it is pointless, won’t have vaccines because they are pointless if not harmful or deadly, are also anti- or against being stupid, we are not stupid.

Which is why we will not wear blah, blah, blah.

By the way, I hope I’m not boring you? If so why are you still reading? Right, what’s next? Ah yes…

It is believed that many of the soldiers were victims of friendly fire from their own Hotchkiss guns.

Yes, well done, set up rapid fire guns which can cause indiscriminate damage in confined spaces, very well done I don’t think. What morons the officers were.

The officers had lost all control of their men. Some of the soldiers fanned out and finished off the wounded. Others leaped onto their horses and pursued the Natives (men, women, and children), in some cases for miles across the prairies.

And

an estimate of 300 of the original 350 having been killed or wounded

Bloody hell, what incredible stupidity, mass murder as a result of corruption and greed in the powers that be, the unseen authorities, no doubt sitting in Washington on their bottoms.

The ones who wanted the Red Indians real estate. These authorities were souls or ‘R’ souls as in ‘R’ for Real Estate. Complete ‘R’souls which is why they were sitting on their bottoms.

3          Eyewitness accounts

I note two of these

General Nelson A. Miles who visited the scene of carnage, following a three-day blizzard, estimated that around 300 snow shrouded forms were strewn over the countryside. He also discovered to his horror that helpless children and women with babies in their arms had been chased as far as two miles from the original scene of encounter and cut down without mercy by the troopers. … Judging by the slaughter on the battlefield it was suggested that the soldiers simply went berserk. For who could explain such a merciless disregard for life? … As I see it the battle was more or less a matter of spontaneous combustion, sparked by mutual distrust …

— Hugh McGinnis, First Battalion, Co. K, 7th Cavalry

Given the evidence this is obviously correct. There was no earthly reason for the massacre that took place. If you will use native troops who had a grudge against the Lakota then what do you expect?

…The whole trouble originated through interested whites, who had gone about most industriously and misrepresented the army and its movements upon all the agencies. The Indians, were in consequence alarmed and suspicious. They had been led to believe that the true aim of the military was their extermination. The troops acted with the greatest kindness and prudence. In the Wounded Knee fight the Indians fired first. The troops fired only when compelled to. I was between both, saw all, and know from an absolute knowledge of the whole affair whereof I say.

The Reverend Father Francis M.J. Craft, Catholic missionary

The following link talks about him

https://www.curledup.com/ffcsioux.htm

He doesn’t seem a very good character. If he will call himself Reverend Father when Jesus says in effect do not let yourself be called by a title, and anyway there is only one Father in heaven, what do you expect?

Still he was correct in saying the issue was ‘interested whites’, strictly pale faces as there is no such thing as black and white, we are in any event all one human race, all brothers as the Chief, Joseph said.

“All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.”

http://www.inthebeginning.com/articles/joseph.htm

If the guns of the Lakota were taken away apart from some hidden guns as is recorded, then the troops must have been at fault for the massacre.

4          Aftermath

L. Frank Baum, later the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, wrote in the Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer on January 3, 1891:

The Pioneer has before declared that our only safety depends upon the total extermination of the Indians. Having wronged them for centuries, we had better, in order to protect our civilization, follow it up by one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth. In this lies future safety for our settlers and the soldiers who are under incompetent commands. Otherwise, we may expect future years to be as full of trouble with the redskins as those have been in the past.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-man-who-called-for-th_b_5013398

The above link article is by Tim Giago

See also

As regards anagrams of Tim Giago’s name I note the following

ii maggot

amigo git

git imago

I it Magog – this reminds me of Gog and Magog!

His Wikipedia entry says

As a young reporter, he was sometimes told that he could not cover events at the Pine Ridge Reservation because he could not be “objective”, an opinion which he questioned.

I think the problem here is that L. Frank Baum was being sarcastic, but in this case perhaps it backfired. I don’t believe L. Frank Baum meant that the Lokota should be exterminated, but you do have to be very careful what you say, as people will misconstrue things.

Such as Tim Giago who hasn’t seen the sarcasm in Mr Baum’s writing.

4.1      Stranded 9th Cavalry

The wagon train protected itself by circling the wagons.

I assume they drew circles on the wagons so the Indians could shoot at the targets rather than the soldiers.

Corporal William Wilson volunteered to take a message to the agency at Pine Ridge to get help after the Indian scouts refused to go.

I note he is’ Will I am ‘ot hello Wilson’. He was willing to go, with the Indians ‘ot on his trail to say hello to the agency and warn them of what was going on. He was dark skinned.

In the sub link on him it says ‘Wilson was the only black soldier to earn a Medal of Honor after desertion. Wilson was also last black soldier to earn the Medal of Honor for heroism on American soil.’

To which I say ‘WOW!’, the initials of his name. Perhaps Wilson is a good name. It seems to be derived from Williamson.

5          Medals of Honor

Why on earth anybody saw fit to honour troops at a massacre of many old men, woman and children is anybody’s guess. I guess at the usual corruption and greed. Like trying to persuade people to take pointless or dangerous/deadly vaccines for the same reasons.

Sergeant William Austin, cavalry, directed fire at Indians in ravine at Wounded Knee;

The Indians were women and children. WTF. Meaning William The Foolish. Or something like that.

Sergeant Bernhard Jetter, cavalry, distinguished bravery at Wounded Knee for “killing an Indian who was in the act of killing a wounded man of B Troop.”

Why, pray, is this distinguished bravery??

Sergeant George Loyd, cavalry, bravery, especially after having been severely wounded through the lung at Wounded Knee

As opposed to having been severely wounded in the knee at Wounded Lung. It is not clear what he did, but I assume he was wounded for a lung (sic) time.

I also assume he kneeded (sic) treatment after having been wounded at Wounded Knee.

Sergeant Albert McMillain, cavalry, while engaged with Indians concealed in a ravine, he assisted the men on the skirmish line, directed their fire, encouraged them by example, and used every effort to dislodge the enemy at Wounded Knee;

Yeah, right. I can imagine it. ‘Come out women and children you dangerous unarmed fearful wimps!’ ‘Stop crying or I’ll shoot you. What the heck, I’ll shoot you anyway’. ‘Come on lads, there’s one cowering over there, kill it before its tears drown you.’

You barstard Sergeant Albert McMillain. Revenge is mine says the Lord, I will repay.

6          Remembrance

6.1      Commemorations of Native American deaths

“This monument is erected by surviving relatives and other Ogalala and Cheyenne River Sioux Indians in memory of the Chief Big Foot massacre December 29, 1890. Col. Forsyth in command of US troops. Big Foot was a great chief of the Sioux Indians. He often said, ‘I will stand in peace till my last day comes.’ He did many good and brave deeds for the white man and the red man. Many innocent women and children who knew no wrong died here.”

The Big foot reminds me of Monty Python.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/3994242/monty-python-cloud-foot-london/

The foot comes down from heaven to crush Monty Python.

It is said to be Cupid’s foot, Cupid the God of love, crushes the mont-y-python, the hill of python, the snake.

The python, the snake, the serpent Satan.

6.2      Seventh Cavalry Regiment

A monument was raised to the regiment. It should refer to its stupidity, not bravery of the men who killed largely unarmed men plus women and children. But what does it say if anything? I find no references at the moment.

7          Popular culture

7.1      Massacre or battle

Why is this a question? Massacre obviously. Just like vaccines massacring people today.

7.2      Bury my heart at Wounded Knee

In his 1931 poem “American Names”, Stephen Vincent Benet coined the phrase “Bury my heart at Wounded Knee”.

I found this online.

Bury me at Wounded Knee,

for my heart grows faint and my body grows old.

The grounds too soft for my feet to tread,

and the nights are cold; too cold.

Bury me at Wounded Knee,

where the warriors died young and bold.

The white man comes to steal our land,

for the gold; pure gold.

Bury me at Wounded Knee,

for we won’t do as we’re told.

The women die from lack of food,

and our children are sold; all sold.

And soon our footprints in the snow,

will blow away with the wind.

And only silence lingers on,

where once laughter had been!

Last verse

I shall not rest quiet in Montparnasse.

I shall not lie easy at Winchelsea.

You may bury my body in Sussex grass,

You may bury my tongue at Champmedy.

I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass.

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.

By Stephen Vincent Benet

https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/american-names/

I thought I might rewrite the last line after researching the massacre. Perhaps as I was brought up in Sussex, and currently stationed here, the reference to Winchelsea is appropriate

I shall not rest quiet in Montparnasse.

I shall not lie easy at Winchelsea.

You may bury my body in Sussex grass,

You may bury my tongue at Champmedy.

I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass.

See, Baldmichael is kickin’ arse!!

7.3      In other music

I note this

In 1973, the American rock band Redbone, formed by Native Americans Patrick and Lolly Vasquez, released the song “We Were All Wounded at Wounded Knee”. The song ends with the subtly altered sentence “We were all wounded by Wounded Knee.”[70] The song reached the number-one chart position across Europe. In the U.S., the song was initially withheld from release and then banned by several radio stations.

The song banned in US on certain radio stations for telling the truth. Just like today with the truth about vaccines; they wound us all, and mainstream media wants to suppress the truth. Plus ça change.

Order of battle

This should be called Order of massacre for reason in heading 7.1 earlier.

Essentially this was 500 armed men plus 4 rapid fire light artillery

vs.

120 men, largely unarmed after being disarmed, 230 presumably unarmed women and children.

What other conclusion could anyone possibly come to except that this was an unjustified massacre due to greed and perhaps incompetence.

Summary

I found all this out because I was wounded on my knee and looked up wounded knee. All things work together for good for those who love God, presumably working together for good for God as well.

You may remember the reference to the ghost dance. Well, the poor Lakotans didn’t stand a ghost of a chance against the 500 soldiers of the 7th cavalry.

Utterly disgraceful.

I will leave you with the words again of the Lakota chief Joseph.

“All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.”

Jesus Christ said this too.

All mankind, men and women, in the beginning, were made by the Great Spirit Chief.

“And God made man is His own image; male and female He created them.”

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

P.S. Post on the second wave in UK. Breaking News: Second Lockdown 

For further reference.

https://www.ukessays.com/essays/history/who-was-to-blame-for-wounded-knee.php

Author: alphaandomega21

Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector'sson. When not posting pages or paging posties, trying to be a good husband, and getting over a long term health issue, I am putting the world to rights. I have nothing better to do, so why not? But of course that includes dancing, being funny (in more than one sense), poking fun at life, poking fun at myself, deflating the pompous, reflating the sad. Seeking to heal the whole of the soul (and body where possible). In short making life as good as it possibly can be for others as well as myself. You can't say fairer than that. But if you can, please say. People need to know.

3 thoughts on “Massacre at Wounded Knee”

  1. Of course. Part of my ancestors went down the trail of tears. One, my great great aunt, Ann Hill, had been a slave, and when the master died, he left her his house, so she became a landowner, in which they would not mess with. Thus the reason, the rest of my family stayed here or near here, at least in the Southeast, rather than Oklahoma.
    Very interesting write you did on this… Enjoyed it much!

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    1. Thank you for that, it is very interesting. It was so strange in a way that I wrote the piece as it was only because I injured my knee that I was prompted to look up the words ‘wounded knee’. I wept when I read the story.

      There is so much to put right, so I am glad to do my little bit.

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