When the Sioux refused to stop practicing the Ghost Dance, the US Army was called for assistance. When the army arrived, the Sioux reluctantly agreed to move to Wounded Knee Creek because they feared aggression and didn’t want any violence.
Wounded Knee Creek
On December 29, 1890, the US Army 7th Cavalry had surrounded a group of Ghost Dancers near Wounded Creek demanding them to surrender all of their weapons.
An unknown person decided to make the first shot, which led to the brutal massacre of the Sioux. The Sioux had about 150 deaths, which nearly half was women and children, while the Cavalry had about 25. This was the last major showdown between Native Americans and the US