Chief Big Foot led approximately 350 Sioux to meet up with Chief Red Cloud at Wounded Knee Creek. General Nelson Miles led a group of 5,000 American soldiers to meet up with them. General Miles proceeded to arrest Chief Big Foot and the Sioux.
As they were being arrested a shot was fired (it is unknown who fired it). After that the American soldiers open fired on the Native Americans. Chief Big Foot, who was too sick to even stand, was killed. 350 Sioux were killed. Also 25 American soldiers were killed.