Heather Cox Richardson on Wounded Knee Massacre

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wounded Knee, S.D.
This undated file photo shows the historical marker commemorating the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 on the road near the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wounded Knee, S.D.
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In December 1890, a US cavalry regiment killed 250 innocent Lakota men, women and children in South Dakota in what became known as the Wounded Knee Massacre. Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson speaks at the MNHS History Forum about her new book, "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre."

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