Biden: Rescind Medals of Honor Awarded at Wounded Knee Massacre

Target: Joe Biden, President of the United States

Goal: Rescind medals of honor awarded to US soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee Massacre.

The Wounded Knee Massacre was a 1890 slaughter of Lakota men, women, and children by US military forces. Twenty Medals of Honor were awarded to US soldiers who participated in the massacre. The South Dakota Senate is now looking into having those medals rescinded.

Senate Minority Leader Troy Heinert, a Democrat and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said: “This has never been talked about in this statehouse. I can still feel the pain, If I close my eyes tight, I can see what the pictures have shown us: frozen bodies being thrown into a mass grave.” The Wounded Knee Massacre is estimated to have resulted in 300 deaths of members of Chief Big Foot’s band.

Sign this petition to urge President Biden to call for the Medals of Honor awarded to US soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee Massacre to be revoked.

PETITION LETTER:

To President Biden,

While it may be true that everyone makes mistakes, character is revealed in how those mistakes are dealt with in the aftermath. The United States government is responsible for committing many mistakes, particularly against Native Americans. The Wounded Knee Massacre was not a battle; it was a senseless killing of over 300 men, women, and children. The dead were then piled into mass graves. The Medals of Honor that were awarded to US soldiers who participated in this massacre must be rescinded so that trust can begin to be rebuilt between the American government and Native peoples.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Bob Warrick

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3 Comments

  1. Absolutely terrible history… no-one deserves any medal or award for this…

  2. That’s what’s wrong with our government. People getting away with murder. Wonder if we are the only country giving awards for it. Im not referring to an actual war but a slaughter of those who were here first.

  3. Manitou BloodRain says:

    FFS!!!! THIS WAS OVER 100 YEARS AGO AND YOU’RE JUST NOW WORRIED ABOUT FUCKING MEDALS? REALLY? WHY NOT DO THE REAL RIGHT THING AND GIVE US BACK OUR LAND WHICH WAS STOLEN BY YOU JACKED UP ENGLISH ASSHOLES?

    WOUNDED KNEE SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, BUT IT DID. WHAT’S DONE IS DONE. END OF PAGE, OK? IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT RIGHT, EVERYONE WHO IS NOT AT LEAST 75% NATIVE AMERICAN BE GIVEN BACK THE LANDS OUR ANCESTORS FOUGHT AND DIED FOR! EVERYONE ELSE, TAKE YOUR ASSES BACK WHERE YOUR PEOPLE CAME FROM! ESPECIALLY YOU GODDAMN BLACKS! HOW FUCKING DARE YOU MAKE THIS ABOUT YOU, WHEN IT ISN’T EVEN YOUR FUCKING COUNTRY!

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