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(Neb)-Senate Bill Would Rescind Wounded Knee Medals Of Honor

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/29/2019 08:19 AM
Two Democratic U-S senators plan to introduce a companion bill to a House measure to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Medals of Honor were given to 20 members of the 7th Cavalry for the massacre that killed an estimated 250 Native Americans, many of whom were women and children.

     Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Jeff Merkley of Oregon announced Wednesday they will sponsor the Remove the Stain Act, first introduced in the House by members of both parties - Democrats Denny Heck of Washington and Deb Haaland of New Mexico and Republican Paul Cook of California.

    South Dakota Republican Senator and former governor Mike Rounds has said he does not support the effort because "we're now guessing" about the roles of individual soldiers.


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