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BP: Bill seeks to 'remove the stain' of Wounded Knee Massacre medals


John Two-Hawks, left, Yamni White Eagle and Darwin Yellow Earnings stand at the Wounded Knee Memorial as part of a commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the massacre in 2015. Chris Huber / Rapid City Journal

New federal legislation seeks to "Remove the Stain" from the Medal of Honor by rescinding 20 medals that were awarded to soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.

Three members of Congress, along with a group of Native American activists and descendants of Wounded Knee victims, announced the introduction of the Remove the Stain Act during a news conference Tuesday morning, June 25, in Washington, D.C.


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