Here are a few random thoughts inspired by Wounded Knee.
Not this woman, apparently. Which goes to prove my point. Soldiers and football players may think of themselves as warriors, but housewives probably don't. The whole "fighting" bit is a stereotype, not an accurate reflection of modern Sioux culture.
The occupation is the exception that proved the rule. Every Lakota Indian except the few hundred at Wounded Knee did not resort to fighting. They continued to seek solutions through the usual political and legal channels.
This contradicts Russell Means's assertion that Indians were facing cultural extinction in 1973. In 1953 or 1963, maybe, but not 1973.
Whenever the low point was, Indians were past it by then. With the occupation of Alcatraz, the Trail of Broken Treaties, and Nixon's legislation, they were on the road to recovery. With or without Wounded Knee II, they would've continued revitalizing their cultures.
In other words, they were forced to contribute to their own brainwashing. The song reinforced the idea that Indians were cute and childlike, not mature and sophisticated.
For more on the subject, see Spinning in Wounded Knee and Review of Wounded Knee.