The massacre took place on Dec 29 1890.The Sioux and their chief Big Foot were only trying to survive.They were camped on the banks of Wounded Knee Creek. A lot of different stories have been told about what really happened there but the truth was never told. The military wanted all the Indians to give up there guns and they said they would help them return home. One shot no one knows for sure caused the battle and 300 Sioux and Big foot died.25 Military. They left them where they fell and they were frozen. They came back to bury them several days later. They claim Sitting Bull was alao killed here. Many think he went to Canada. The MIA has tried for years to get the body of Lost Bird brought back and vuried. She survived Wounded Knee but was very young. She was raised by the white man.She died in Calif around 1920. Her relatives and there are many live by the Cheyenne River. They want her brought home and vuried with the others that died At Wounded Knee. There are many stories about Wounded Knee on the web. Angeline Bear Eagle Taylor is one of Lost Birds relatives. Sitting Bull was a medicine man.A writer of songs and and a teacher. He refused to give up the rights of the Sioux to the white man.