Reps. Denny Heck (D-WA), Paul Cook (R-CA), and Deb Haaland (D-NM) have
begun pushing for a bill to rescind the Medals of Honor given to U.S.
soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre.
Twenty service members from the 7th Cavalry Regiment received medals after the attack, which claimed the lives of at least 150 Native Americans
, roughly two-thirds of whom were women and children. Only a small percentage of Lakota warriors had arms.
It is unclear who fired first. One version claims a deaf tribesman was
reluctant to surrender his rifle, which went off as he and a U.S.
soldier tussled over it.