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The significance of the Battle of Wounded Knee was that
it dramatically showed the failures of the Dawes Act.
it led to a movement by Natives to move to Canada, where there was no such governmental persecution of Natives.
it showed the importance of railroads in bringing troops quickly to safe US Army men pinned down after a weeks-long siege.
it was the last major military encounter between the Plains Natives and the United States Army.
it made Teddy Roosevelt a national hero.