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'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee bill draws attention in presidential circles


December 9, 2019

Correction: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) sponsored S.Res.415, the women veterans resolution that includes Lori Piestewa, who was the first Native woman to die in combat. A prior version of this post incorrectly said Warren co-sponsored the resolution.

Legislation to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to those who participated in the 1890 Massacre at Wounded Knee is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

Making good on a pledge first announced to Indianz.Com, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), a leading Democratic candidate for president, will introduce the Remove the Stain Act in the U.S. Senate. She has lined up a several co-sponsors for the legislation, which has already been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives with the full support of Wounded Knee descendants.


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