Was Orlando Really The Deadliest Mass Shooting In US History?

Some media reports have called the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub the worst in U.S. history. Does this ‘erase’ Wounded Knee and other tragedies in the violent history of the United States?

African-Americans taken prisoner during the riot. An armed white man rides on the running board of the truck. (Photo:Tulsa Historical Society)

MINNEAPOLIS --- In the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub rampage, Americans are struggling to come to terms with another shocking act of mass murder. But attempts to place Sunday’s tragedy in historical context risk ignoring the bloody history of the United States, including many deadly attacks on oppressed minority groups that resulted in even

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