Today is the 130th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre. If anyone has heard of one massacre of Native Americans, its this because it happened last. Though last, it was not the worst nor was it rare. Read this thread for just a small selection of similar massacres few know of
In 1863, American soldiers in Lincoln's Union Army brutally murdered over 400 Shoshone men, women, and children during the Civil War at the Bear River Massacre—the single greatest loss of Native American lives in U.S. history
In 1864, soldiers in Lincoln's Union Army found a village of 500 Cheyenne and Arapahos during the Civil War who believed they were under U.S. protection by treaty. Instead, the Army slaughtered over 200—mainly women, children and the elderly—at the Sand Creek Massacre
In 1879, American soldiers under the command of a “distinguished” Union Civil War veteran slaughtered over 200 Piikáni as they slept in the 1870 Marias Massacre
The 1871 Camp Grant Massacre was a white supremacist attack on Native Americans in which 144 Apaches were brutally murdered in cold blood by American settlers in Arizona. The murderers targeted women and children. 100 of the killers were brought to trial. All were acquitted

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Today rapid testing devices and supplies for a testing capability of 9000 are slated to go out to Native American health facilities. Testing expected tomorrow. This thread is about an unexpected move by the administration for Natives and a narrative that was needlessly buried 1/
On April 2, Dr. Birx announced that the Trump administration was giving Native American health services priority access to the new 15-minute Abbott rapid coronavirus tests that received FDA approval just days earlier. A positive Politico article follows.…
Citing Politico, Kaiser Health News gave a pretty remarkable headline considering whenever Americans need valuable resources, historically they take it all and leave nothing for Natives. This narrative—basically the truth—of course dies here…
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