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H.R. 3467: Remove the Stain Act

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Should the U.S. still count perpetrators of massacres among recipients of the nation’s highest military medal?


On December 29, 1890, at least 146 Native Americans from the Sioux tribe were killed in a massacre committed by the U.S. Army.

In the nascent state of South Dakota, a group of Sioux advocated rejecting the customs of white people. The Army tried to arrest the tribal chief Sitting Bull and accidentally killed him in the process. With tensions high from the incident, a fight broke out two weeks later between a Sioux man and an Army member in the town of Wounded Knee, spiraling out of control and culminating in a brutal and avoidable massacre of hundreds.

20 Medals of Honor — the nation’s highest military award — were ...

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Denny Heck

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Jun 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 25, 2019

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Jun 25, 2019

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