"Then a shot was heard from among the Indian tepees. An Indian was blamed; the excitement began; soldiers ran to their stations; officers gave orders to open fire with the machine guns into the crowds of innocent men, women, and children, and in a few minutes more than two hundred and twenty of them lay in the snow dead and dying." (Flying Hawks recollections of Wounded Knee)
Wounded Knee. The Dawes Act. An attempt at a solution for the settlers moving west that was resulted from the Battle at Wounded Knee, did nothing good, the only thing that it managed to do was create even more friction between the Natives and the white man. Only furthering the problem of fear and prejudice between the Natives and the white men. Natives didn’t believe in land ownership and making them own land was almost offensive. Let alone selling their land to white settlers, furthering the problem of settlers moving west and crowding out the natives and all. Leading to pushing the natives into reservations, which is another failed solution.