Monday, October 30, 2006
The DVD sales went well and will help to keep everyone's cost down! We made $342.00 on the DVD sales and I've already spent it! I just put in an order for the Safari hats, animal print sunglasses, and the lion pinata! The kids are going to be SOOOO cute in their safari hats! I am getting really excited about this trip and if you don't believe that, see my post on my other blog.
The Holiday Candy/Cookie fundraiser is also off and running. We've only had a few team members participate but those of us who are will be earing money toward that first payment that is coming up soon. I personally can't wait to see Josh making peanut butter pies!
If you had planned to participate in this fundraiser but didn't get your info to me by Oct. 29th, then you can still participate but your stuff will not be included in the bulletin and price list we will be putting out.
Those of you who are participating, remember to bring your free samples on Sunday, Nov. 5th and stay at the table before and after all services so that people can give you their orders.
This is going to be a great trip!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
The Backpack Packing Party will be at the Buriff's on Sunday, Nov. 19th @ 3:00 PM
If everyone shows up, it shouldn't take more than an hour.
Mark your calendars now and plan to help us out
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
We have the Christmas Cookie/Candy fundaiser coming up really soon. It is for anyone who wants to participate. You do not have to participate if you do not want to. All of the money you make on the products you sell will go into your account. If you choose not to participate, you will not be benefiting from this fundraiser.
For those who want to participate here is what I will need from you.
Things are beginning to roll!
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Over 300 unarmed Lakota were killed that day, their bodies left to freeze in the snow for 3 days. Of this number 69 were children, 133 women, and 39 elders.
After the shooting ended the wounded were piled into wagons and taken to a church which was used as a makeshift hospital. It was 4 days after Christmas and the sactuary was still decorated with Christmas greenry. A banner hanging at the front of the church ironically proclaimed "Pease on Earth, Goodwill to Men".
On New Year's Day a government burial detail arrived to bury the remaining victims. The bodies were stripped of valuables and dropped into a mass grave. Chief Big Foot was scalped, the scalp sent as a trophy to the Seventh Cavalry's museum in Massachusetts. There it remained over the protests of Chief Bigfoot's family until the summer of 2000.
The soldiers who carried out this gruesome massacre were awarded Congressional Medals of Honor which remain to this day.
Below are some pictures of the actual massacre.
The church where the wounded were taken
Burial in the mass grave
The site of the mass grave today
The Names Listed on the Monument at Wounded Knee
Mr. High Hawk
Mr. Shading Bear
Shoots the Bear
Bear cuts Body
Chase in Winter
Afraid of Bear
Young Afraid of Bear
Wm. Horn Cloud
Sherman Horn Cloud
Tooth its Hole
Wolf Skin Necklace
Lodge Skin Knopkin
Charge at Them
Pass Water in Horn
Small Side Bear
You can sign an online petition to recind the medals of honor awarded to the U.S. Soldiers by clicking here.