S.Con.Res.153 - A concurrent resolution to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the tragedy at Wounded Knee Creek, State of South Dakota, December 29, 1890, wherein soldiers of the United States Army 7th Cavalry killed and wounded approximately 350-375 Indian men, women and children of Chief Big Foot's band of the Minneconjou Sioux, and to recognize the Year of Reconciliation declared by the State of South Dakota between the citizens of the State and the member bands of the Great Sioux Nation.101st Congress (1989-1990)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Inouye, Daniel K. [D-HI] (Introduced 10/15/1990)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary | House - Interior and Insular Affairs|
|Latest Action:||10/25/1990 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.153 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/15/1990)
Declares that the Congress, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre of December 29, 1890, acknowledges the historical significance of this event as the last armed conflict of the Indian wars period resulting in the tragic death and injury of approximately 350 to 375 Indian men, women, and children of Chief Big Foot's band of Minneconjou Sioux.
Expresses the deep regret of the Congress on behalf of the United States to the descendants of the victims, survivors, and their respective tribal communities.
Commends the efforts of reconciliation initiated by the State of South Dakota and the Wounded Knee Survivors Association. Expresses the support of the Congress for the establishment of a suitable Memorial to those slain at Wounded Knee which could inform the American public of the historic significance of the events and accurately portray the heroic and courageous campaign waged by the Sioux people to preserve and protect their lands and their way of life during this period.
Expresses the commitment of the Congress to acknowledge and learn from our history, including the Wounded Knee Massacre, in order to provide a proper foundation for building an ever more humane, enlightened, and just society for the future.