Heather Cox Richardson on the Dec 29, 1890 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. James Czywczynski is trying to sell a 40-acre parcel of nearby land he owns, a fraction of the Wounded Knee National Historic landmark, for $3.9 million to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. But leaders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation say the asking price for a property appraised at less than $7,000 is just too much.
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On December 29, 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 in 2015 at the MNHS History Forum about her new book, "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre."

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