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Wounded Knee Massacre
Corpses wrapped in blankets, three weeks after the Wounded Knee Massacre, which took place near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, United States, on December 29, 1890. In what was supposed to be a peaceful transport operation, troops of the 7th Cavalry and contingent of Miniconjou and Hunkpapa Sioux (Lakotas) engaged in battle, resulting in the deaths of 146 Lakotas and 25 troopers.Photo: Trager & Kuhn; Restoration: Lise Broer